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wahab concert april 2023

Wahab Rasooli-Music of Afghanistan Concert

*This is Not a Texas Folklife Event*


Location: Studio A (6448 East Highway 290 #Suite D-102, Austin, TX 78723)

Tickets: Available to purchase on Eventbrite for $25-40


One World, One Music Concert Series features cultural music from around the globe. It is through our shared love of music that we are able to foster a kindred spirit of understanding and respect of where we come from, and where we are going as inhabitants of our one world.


Wahab Rasooli:

"Afghanistan has a rich musical heritage and features a mix of Persian melodies, Indian compositional principles, and sounds from ethnic groups such as the Pashtuns, Tajiks and Hazaras. Instruments used range from Indian tablas to long-necked lutes. Afghanistan's classical music is closely related to Hindustani classical music while sourcing much of its lyrics directly from classical Persian poetry such as Mawlana Balkhi (Rumi) and the Iranian tradition indigenous to central Asia. Lyrics throughout most of Afghanistan are typically in Dari (Persian) and Pashto."