Turkish singer, composer and scholar of turkish music and folklore. He is a native of the mediterranean turkish town of Mersin. After receiving his degree in folklore and music at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey, he taught traditional music throughout the country. He then went on to manage Ankara Halk Tiyatrosu, a music theater company which performed traditional musical plays. Mr. Bolat also receives further degrees in Turkish history and Middle East religion and politics from Ankara University and in MBA from San Francisco State University. Now residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is one of the most distinguished turkish musicians residing in the US. His concert and conference itinerary has taken him all across America, Canada, England, Turkey, Bulgaria, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. The California Art Council rewarded Bolat with a grant for his contributions to the preservation of turkish traditional music. He has performed many concerts across universities in USA, as well as at the United Nations. Latif Bolat collaborated with George Lucas for the soundtrack of TV series of "Young Indiana Jones".
Participant in the International Art Forums – WithoutBorders 2003, 2009 & 2011 – Balchik – Bulgaria and WithoutBorders 2013 - Albena - Bulgaria/Mangalia - Romania - co-organized by Scenderman art Network.