gulfnews : Melodies plucked from a hallowed tradition

gulfnews : Melodies plucked from a hallowed traditionAfghan rubab virtuoso Humayon Sakhi will team up with percussionists Salar Nader and Abbos Kosimov to keep the Kabuli style of Indian raga performance alive

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They have gone beyond the Afghan community, recording their first album for the Smithsonian Folkways label in 2005 and touring internationally as part of the Music and Voices of Central Asia tour under the aegis of the Smithsonian and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Sakhi recently joined America’s premier music ensemble Kronos Quartet and Azerbaijan’s popular traditional singers Alim and Fargana Qasimov in the latest Smithsonian Folkways release Rainbow.

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