Atiq Nikzad and
Pedram khavarzamini



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

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