Afghan musician playing in Burnaby at the Ismaili Centre

Afghan musician playing in Burnaby at the Ismaili CentreBurnaby’s Ismaili Centre will get a sneak peek at a unqiue cross-cultural musical collaboration.

Afghanistan’s legendary Homayun Sakhi Trio will be performing a private concert at the centre on Nov. 4, as a lead-up to a major concert on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Sakhi is a master of the rubâb, a lute-like instrument from Afghanistan.

“During the country’s long years of armed conflict, when music was heavily controlled, censored, repressed and, finally, totally banned, the classical rubâb style to which Homayun devoted his career not only survived but reached new creative heights,” a press release notes.

The day after his Ismaili Centre performance, Sakhi brings his renowned trio to the stage at the Chan Centre to share the spotlight with the celebrated Kronos Quartet – featuring David Harrington and John Sherba on violin, Hank Dutt on viola and Jeffrey Zeigler on cello.

via Afghan musician playing in Burnaby.

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