Sunday, April 20, 2008

afghan music talk in London from Prof John Baily

ASIAN MUSIC CENTRE Lecture on ‘The Art of Playing Classical Afghan Rubab’

1-2 Bradford Road, Acton London W3 7SP Tel 020 8749 9584, E-mail, Web

Wed 30 April: 6.30 -8 pm Ticket: £3 Prof. John Baily (Goldsmiths College, London University)

Prof. John Baily will discuss and demonstrate the rich traditions of music for the Afghan rubab, as performed by great masters such as Ustad Mohammad Omar in the later part of the twentieth century. He will describe his own experiences of learning the rubab from 1973 onwards, and how he has tried to find his own style in playing the instrument.

For further information, please contact Shih-Ching Wei (“Ginger”) on or 020 8749 9584