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CANCELED - Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

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.

CANCELED - Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

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.

High Fashion for Muslim Wear: New Designs from Jakarta

This event is held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. 6 pm: pre-show lecture, Hammer Auditorium. A reception follows. See how modest fashion for Muslim women has reached new artistic heights in the hands of Indonesian designers. The Corcoran Gallery’s grand atrium provides an elegant atmosphere to view designs by Meeta Fauzan and Helen Dewi Kirana Darmawan (NESS Designs), whose work has graced runways in cities around the world. Before the show, learn more about fashion in the Muslim world at an illustrated talk by anthropologist Carla Jones of the University of Colorado. Complimentary Indonesian snacks and beverages follow the runway presentation. Event Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art. Cost: Reservations beginning September 6, 10 am. asia.si.edu/performances. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7:30 PM.

Strings Meet Gamelan: Chamber Music from Indonesia

This event is held at George Washington University, Betts Theatre. The adventuresome Momenta Quartet joins forces with the versatile Indonesian vocalist Ubiet, soprano Tony Arnold, and the Richmond-based group Gamelan Raga Kusuma. Together, the artists perform new music by Indonesian composers Tony Prabowo and I Wayan Gde Yudane. The program features Prabowo’s Hampa and Pastoral (based on a text by Indonesian poet Goenawan Mohamad) and Yudane’s House in Bali, inspired by composer Colin McPhee’s 1930s study of gamelan. Prabowo’s music has been performed worldwide. Tan Dun conducted his Requiem for Strings at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. Prabowo’s works have also been performed by the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Argento Ensemble, the Batavia Madrigal Singers, and pianist Tomoko Yasawa. New music festivals in Israel, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States also have featured his work. Yudane won the Melbourne Age Critics Award for Best New Work and the Helpmann Award… Event Location: George Washington University, Betts Theatre. Cost: Free tickets available beginning September 6, 10 am. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:30 PM.

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Ahmad Fanoos, vocals; Mehran Fanoos, violin; Saleiman Azizi, tabla Hear traditional Afghan songs (ghazals) based on classical Urdu and Persian poetry and performed by one of the leading vocalists in Afghanistan. Ahmad Fanoos is as renowned for his traditional and classical music as he is for his modern pop songs. He has performed at New Year (Nowruz) celebrations for the large Afghan community in Moscow and at major venues in Delhi, Goa, Tehran, and Dubai. He recently appeared at the international festival of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and he has twice served as a judge for the popular televised singing contest “Afghan Star.”. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sackler sublevel 3. Cost: No tickets required. Seating is first-come, first-served. Continues: Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 1 and 4 pm. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:00 PM.

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Ahmad Fanoos, vocals; Mehran Fanoos, violin; Saleiman Azizi, tabla Hear traditional Afghan songs (ghazals) based on classical Urdu and Persian poetry and performed by one of the leading vocalists in Afghanistan. Ahmad Fanoos is as renowned for his traditional and classical music as he is for his modern pop songs. He has performed at New Year (Nowruz) celebrations for the large Afghan community in Moscow and at major venues in Delhi, Goa, Tehran, and Dubai. He recently appeared at the international festival of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and he has twice served as a judge for the popular televised singing contest “Afghan Star.”. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sackler sublevel 3. Cost: No tickets required. Seating is first-come, first-served. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM.

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Ahmad Fanoos, vocals; Mehran Fanoos, violin; Saleiman Azizi, tabla Hear traditional Afghan songs (ghazals) based on classical Urdu and Persian poetry and performed by one of the leading vocalists in Afghanistan. Ahmad Fanoos is as renowned for his traditional and classical music as he is for his modern pop songs. He has performed at New Year (Nowruz) celebrations for the large Afghan community in Moscow and at major venues in Delhi, Goa, Tehran, and Dubai. He recently appeared at the international festival of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and he has twice served as a judge for the popular televised singing contest “Afghan Star.”. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sackler sublevel 3. Cost: No tickets required. Seating is first-come, first-served. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4:00 PM.

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Ahmad Fanoos, vocals; Mehran Fanoos, violin; Saleiman Azizi, tabla Hear traditional Afghan songs (ghazals) based on classical Urdu and Persian poetry and performed by one of the leading vocalists in Afghanistan. Ahmad Fanoos is as renowned for his traditional and classical music as he is for his modern pop songs. He has performed at New Year (Nowruz) celebrations for the large Afghan community in Moscow and at major venues in Delhi, Goa, Tehran, and Dubai. He recently appeared at the international festival of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and he has twice served as a judge for the popular televised singing contest “Afghan Star.”. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sackler sublevel 3. Cost: No tickets required. Seating is first-come, first-served. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 1:00 PM.

Performance: The Art of Afghan Music

Ahmad Fanoos, vocals; Mehran Fanoos, violin; Saleiman Azizi, tabla Hear traditional Afghan songs (ghazals) based on classical Urdu and Persian poetry and performed by one of the leading vocalists in Afghanistan. Ahmad Fanoos is as renowned for his traditional and classical music as he is for his modern pop songs. He has performed at New Year (Nowruz) celebrations for the large Afghan community in Moscow and at major venues in Delhi, Goa, Tehran, and Dubai. He recently appeared at the international festival of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and he has twice served as a judge for the popular televised singing contest “Afghan Star.”. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sackler sublevel 3. Cost: No tickets required. Seating is first-come, first-served. Related Exhibition: Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 4:00 PM.

Performing Indonesia: Music from Sulawesi and West Java

This event is held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. 6 pm: pre-concert Indonesian snacks and beverages Experience the tropical sounds of Indonesia’s National Kolintang Association, a traditional xylophone ensemble from the island of Sulawesi. Then, listen to an orchestral tradition of tuned-bamboo rattles (angklung) from West Java performed by DC’s own House of Angklung. Before the concert, enjoy complimentary Indonesian savory and sweet snacks and traditional beverages. Event Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art. Cost: Reservations: asia.si.edu/performances. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:30 PM.