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Homayun Sakhi: The Art of the Afghan Rubâb

For more information and Music of Central Asia, please visit: Watch a 5 minute excerpt from the 27-minute documentary film included in the CD/DVD About This CD/DVD: Music of Central Asia Vol. 3: Homayun Sakhi: The Art of the Afghan Rub?b From Kabul to California, Homayun Sakhi is admired as the outstanding Afghan rub?b player of his generation, a charismatic virtuoso who has pushed the limits of his instrument. With tabla player Taryalai Hashimi, Sakhi plays music that is uniquely Afghan, yet resonates strongly with the spirit of Indian raga. A bonus DVD offers an intimate portrait of Homayun Sakhi and his musical life from Kabul, Afghanistan, to Peshawar, Pakistan, to Fremont, California. Three tracks. 70 minutes. 32-page booklet, photos; DVD contains series introduction, 24-minute film, interactive glossary, and map. Music of Central Asia is a co-production of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. The aim of the series is to present leading exponents of Central Asia's rich and diverse musical heritage to listeners outside the region. Produced by Theodore Levin ; Produced by Joel Gordon ; Produced in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative a project of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture ; Cover photo by Sebastien Schutyser ; Design by Sonya Cohen Cramer The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( ). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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