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Sounds of South Asia Series: Music and dance at the court in Kabul
March 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£5 – £10
Music and dance at the court in Kabul – reimagining classical forms
Afghanistan’s all-female traditional music group Ensemble Azada collaborate with Afghan music experts John Baily and Veronica Doubleday and dancer Meneka Bora. From the late 19th century to the early 20th century the rulers in Kabul (known as Amirs) were great music lovers and patrons of music. The lecture-recital explores the changing role of the Lareh repertoire under the changing Amirs of the period. The concert forms part of a week-long residency for Ensemble Zohra, the first-ever all female orchestra of Afghanistan.
John Baily, rubab
Veronica Doubleday, daireh
Tabla player from Ensemble Zohra
Sadie Harrison, composer/arranger