Voices of Afghanistan

Voices of Afghanistan

OCT 5, 8PM


Friday, October 5, 8PM, Bowker Auditorium

$30, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10

The Voices of Afghanistan featuring Farida Mahwash, Homayoun Sakhi & Sakhi Ensemble come together for an inspiring concert that highlights the traditional and new innovative musical idioms that enrich and expand the repertoire of Afghan music. Farida Mahwash is considered Afghanistan’s greatest contemporary woman singer, Homayoun Sakhi is the most outstanding and innovative Afghan rubâb player of his generation and the Sakhi Ensemble is comprised of some of the most sought-after Afghan musicians living in the United States.

Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Pioneer Valley Hotel Group and presented in partnership with the UMass Office of the Graduate School Dean, Smith College Music Department and Global Studies and Afghan Spirit (RSO) at Mt. Holyoke College



Farida Mahwash

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