Pre-performance talk by Wesleyan Professor of Music
Vocalist Ustad Farida Mahwash, the only woman to receive the title of "master" in Central or South Asia, is celebrated around the globe for her exquisite approach to poetic ghazals (folk songs). Artistic Director and rubab (double-chambered lute) virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi creates an acoustically rich crossroads for sawol-jawab (an interplay of questions and answers), exploring traditional and contemporary Afghan melodies on the inaugural tour of "Voices of Afghanistan," which includes the musicians of The Sakhi Ensemble on tabla, harmonium, and tula (flute). A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts.
"The ensemble's music, alive with cyclic tabla rhythms and spiraling rubab phrases, somehow echoed the sounds and intensity of the times."
--The New York Times
Location: Crowell Concert Hall Admission: $22 General Public; $18 Seniors, Wesleyan Faculty & Staff, Non-Wesleyan Students; $6 Wesleyan Students Sponsor: Music Department, Center for the Arts URL:http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa Contact: 860-685-3355, firstname.lastname@example.org