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Konya is the holiest city in Turkey. Every December a festival portrays the most spectacular dances by "The Whirling Dervishes." In these dances, every moment and musical instrument has a meaning turning to the cultural belief that dance and music represent the positive and released the pain of daily life.
Just north of Australia, lies the amazing, remote and hardly visited country of Papua New Guinea. During the Goroka show, different tribes meet to dance, sing, and show off their costumes in front of an eye- popping crowd. There are many different festivals in Papua New Guinea that features native songs that will touch the heart and dances that move the body from its core.
The sounds of drums fill the air as dozens of young dancers perform the Elsa dance on Okinawa Island. Every summer the Kyu-Bon is celebrated to honor the ancestor's spirits and is a very important holiday for the Okinawan people.
The festival is celebrated every August in honor of the Urqupina Virgin in Quillacollo Village. Bolivians have been celebrating this event since the 18th century with rituals and acts of faith that portray a unique combination of Indian-Pagan and Christian beliefs.