Atiq Nikzad and
Nikzad on Kooye Kharabat in Kabul
Ustad Atiq Nikzad: Rabab
Pedram Khavarzamini: Tombak
Composition by Mohammad Umar
in Bhairav - Kafi - Bilalwal - Bahiro
Afghan Traditional: Joome Narenji
(the Orange-Dressed One)
Two pieces from the famed repertoire of Kabul, Afghanistan. The first is composed by one of Ustad Nikzad's main teachers, using four separate raags. The second is a traditional Afghan folk melody.
Pedram on Ustad Khushnavaz
On the performance: The raags
On the performance: The rhythmic cycles
Many thanks to the Toronto Arts Council for their support through the Arts in the Parks Program: Animating Toronto Parks.