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Music of Central Asia, Vol.8: Rainbow

For more information and Music of Central Asia, please visit: Watch a 7 minute excerpt from the 24-minute documentary film included in the CD/DVD Music of Central Asia Vol. 8: Rainbow, featuring The Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi. About This CD/DVD: Working with Kronos [Americas premier new music quartet], I realized that through music you can cross not only boundaries between different regions of Afghanistan, but even bigger boundaries, such as between East and West, reveals Homayun Sakhi. When we play together, the music really connects well and we all get a lot of pleasure from it. A bold collaboration between Americas premier new music quartet, Azerbaijans best-loved traditional singer, and the leading Afghan rub?b player of his generation. Featured works include Homayun Sakhis luminous Rainbow, for string quartet, rub?b, tabla, and Central Asian percussion, and spirited arrangements of Azerbaijani songs performed by Kronos Quartet and the Alim Qasimov Ensemble. A March 14th concert at Carnegie Hall kicks off a series of concerts in 2010. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SAMPLES OR PURCHASE: CLICK HERE TO WATCH A LIVE PERFORMANCE:!/video/video.php?v=1295383944769&ref=mf 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. 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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