Students will attend a special musical performance at the Freer Sackler Gallery featuring Afghan music in Washington, DC. Afterward students will discuss the performance over a traditional Afghan meal at Lapis Bistro in Woodley Park, DC.
Ahmad Fanoos, vocals; Mehran Fanoos, violin; Saleiman Azizi, tabla
Hear traditional Afghan songs (ghazals) based on classical Urdu and Persian poetry and performed by one of the leading vocalists in Afghanistan. Ahmad Fanoos is as renowned for his traditional and classical music as he is for his modern pop songs. He has performed at New Year (Nowruz) celebrations for the large Afghan community in Moscow and at major venues in Delhi, Goa, Tehran, and Dubai. He recently appeared at the international festival of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and he has twice served as a judge for the popular televised singing contest “Afghan Star.”