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|Sounds & Rhythms of Afghanistan|
|Date||Saturday April 23|
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|Herbst Theater, San Francisco|
Sounds and Rhythms of Afghanistan is Homayun Sakhi, Salar Nader, Abbos Kosimov, and Humayun Khan. This extraordinary ensemble of internationally recognized musicians mix vocals with the rubab, doyra, tabla, and on special occasion, the national dance of Afghanistan, the attan.
Combining melody, rhythm, poetry, and dance, this performance takes you on an evocative journey of cross-cultural communication and exchange. Sakhi, Nader, Kosimov and Khan, deeply rooted in traditions from Central Asia, effortlessly interweave and embody their craft, evoking the wonders of this beautiful and complex region.
Sounds and Rhythms of Afghanistan has received rave reviews and standing ovations from audiences in Europe, Canada, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and throughout the Middle East. In 2009, they performed at New York's world-renowned and prestigious Carnegie Hall. A sampling of their compositions can be heard on the album "Rainbow," a collaboration with the world famous Kronos Quartet (on the Smithsonian Folkways record label), and on "Footsteps of Babur," musical encounters from the lands of the Mughals.
About the Musicians
Homayun Sakhi is currently a master of the Afghan rubob and belongs to the Ustad Mohammad Omar style of rubob playing.
Salar Nader is considered one of the most sought after and stunning tabla players of his generation and has been groomed by the one of the finest percussionist/tabla players in the world, Ustad Zakir Hussain.
Abbos Kosimov is considered one the most entertaining and explosive doyra players in the history of frame drumming.
Humayun Khan is a classical vocalist who has been groomed by sitar legend Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Fateh Ali Khan.