The Heart of Afghanistan features four brilliant Afghan musicians: famed singer and Afghan TV star Ahmad Fanoos on vocals & harmonium, his sons Elham Fanoos on piano and Mehran Fanoos on violin, and Hamid Akbar on tabla. Unable to perform inside Afghanistan today, where the Taliban has banned all music, the group carries the flame of Afghanistan’s rich and complex musical heritage, from its pre-Islamic Buddhist period to the modern era. Included in the program will be traditional ghazals based on the Sufi-inspired poetry of Rumi (who was born in Afghanistan), Afghan folk music, and the iconic hits of legendary singer Ahmad Zahir, of the 60s and 70s and still wildly popular today. Only recently reunited in the U.S., the ensemble will give a 360-degree view of Afghan culture through music, poetry, art and cultural heritage.
Heart Of Afghanistan is an American Voices Production
HEART OF AFGHANISTAN Website – https://americanvoices.org/program/heart-of-afghanistan/
HEART OF AFGHANISTAN Live Performance Videos – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhIyuXFeSJDoPsegL-uNpynQEtE3V3U5y