“(Ustad Farida Mahwash’s) beautifully expressive voice retains remarkable range, flexibility, and soul-searing intensity” [New York Times]. Ustad Farida Mahwash and Homayoun Sakhi, two legends of Afghan music, lead a traditional Afghan musical ensemble in both contemporary works and rich traditional music. Featuring the question-and-answer interplay of Sawol- jawab—a foundation of Afghan music – and traditional ghazal folk songs. The Afghanistan-born Mahwash and Sakhi, along with The Sakhi ensemble, present a vibrant journey through music that honors the past while exploring Afghanistan’sincreasingly global contemporary life and expression.

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