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Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Humayun Khan, vocals; Quraishi Roya, rubāb; Chetram Sani, dholak; Nittin Mitta, tabla Enjoy traditional Kabuli songs called ghazals, based on romantic Persian poetry and cultivated in the courts of old Kabul since the eighteenth century, in our exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Vocalist Humayun Khan, a native of Kabul, is an accomplished singer of classical Hindustani music—which Kabul’s broadminded rulers brought to Afghanistan from India in the 1860s, when a music district was established in the city. Khan accompanies himself on harmonium (hand-pumped keyboard) and is joined by Quraishi Roya on rubāb (lute, the national instrument of Afghanistan), Chetram Sani on dholak (double-headed drum), and Nittin Mitta on tabla (drum pair). Humayun Khan studied and performed in India with such legendary musicians as Vilayat Khan and Fateh Ali Khan. He also has collaborated with the Gypsy Kings All Stars, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, guitarists Shahin Shahida and Lawson Rollins,… Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sublevel 3. Cost: Free. Continues: Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, 12 and 3 pm. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Friday, July 22, 2016, 1:00 PM.

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Humayun Khan, vocals; Quraishi Roya, rubāb; Chetram Sani, dholak; Nittin Mitta, tabla Enjoy traditional Kabuli songs called ghazals, based on romantic Persian poetry and cultivated in the courts of old Kabul since the eighteenth century, in our exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Vocalist Humayun Khan, a native of Kabul, is an accomplished singer of classical Hindustani music—which Kabul’s broadminded rulers brought to Afghanistan from India in the 1860s, when a music district was established in the city. Khan accompanies himself on harmonium (hand-pumped keyboard) and is joined by Quraishi Roya on rubāb (lute, the national instrument of Afghanistan), Chetram Sani on dholak (double-headed drum), and Nittin Mitta on tabla (drum pair). Humayun Khan studied and performed in India with such legendary musicians as Vilayat Khan and Fateh Ali Khan. He also has collaborated with the Gypsy Kings All Stars, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, guitarists Shahin Shahida and Lawson Rollins,… Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sackler sublevel 3. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 12:00 PM.

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Humayun Khan, vocals; Quraishi Roya, rubāb; Chetram Sani, dholak; Nittin Mitta, tabla Enjoy traditional Kabuli songs called ghazals, based on romantic Persian poetry and cultivated in the courts of old Kabul since the eighteenth century, in our exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Vocalist Humayun Khan, a native of Kabul, is an accomplished singer of classical Hindustani music—which Kabul’s broadminded rulers brought to Afghanistan from India in the 1860s, when a music district was established in the city. Khan accompanies himself on harmonium (hand-pumped keyboard) and is joined by Quraishi Roya on rubāb (lute, the national instrument of Afghanistan), Chetram Sani on dholak (double-headed drum), and Nittin Mitta on tabla (drum pair). Humayun Khan studied and performed in India with such legendary musicians as Vilayat Khan and Fateh Ali Khan. He also has collaborated with the Gypsy Kings All Stars, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, guitarists Shahin Shahida and Lawson Rollins,… Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sackler sublevel 3. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 3:00 PM.

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Humayun Khan, vocals; Quraishi Roya, rubāb; Chetram Sani, dholak; Nittin Mitta, tabla Enjoy traditional Kabuli songs called ghazals, based on romantic Persian poetry and cultivated in the courts of old Kabul since the eighteenth century, in our exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Vocalist Humayun Khan, a native of Kabul, is an accomplished singer of classical Hindustani music—which Kabul’s broadminded rulers brought to Afghanistan from India in the 1860s, when a music district was established in the city. Khan accompanies himself on harmonium (hand-pumped keyboard) and is joined by Quraishi Roya on rubāb (lute, the national instrument of Afghanistan), Chetram Sani on dholak (double-headed drum), and Nittin Mitta on tabla (drum pair). Humayun Khan studied and performed in India with such legendary musicians as Vilayat Khan and Fateh Ali Khan. He also has collaborated with the Gypsy Kings All Stars, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, guitarists Shahin Shahida and Lawson Rollins,… Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sackler sublevel 3. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:00 PM.

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Humayun Khan, vocals; Quraishi Roya, rubāb; Chetram Sani, dholak; Nittin Mitta, tabla Enjoy traditional Kabuli songs called ghazals, based on romantic Persian poetry and cultivated in the courts of old Kabul since the eighteenth century, in our exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Vocalist Humayun Khan, a native of Kabul, is an accomplished singer of classical Hindustani music—which Kabul’s broadminded rulers brought to Afghanistan from India in the 1860s, when a music district was established in the city. Khan accompanies himself on harmonium (hand-pumped keyboard) and is joined by Quraishi Roya on rubāb (lute, the national instrument of Afghanistan), Chetram Sani on dholak (double-headed drum), and Nittin Mitta on tabla (drum pair). Humayun Khan studied and performed in India with such legendary musicians as Vilayat Khan and Fateh Ali Khan. He also has collaborated with the Gypsy Kings All Stars, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, guitarists Shahin Shahida and Lawson Rollins,… Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sackler sublevel 3. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 3:00 PM.