The Asian Music Humanities Lecture series presents Quraishi. This lecture is scheduled for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2021, from 6:10–7:25 PM on Zoom.
This event is free and open to students in music classes at Columbia University. The Zoom link can be found at the bottom of the page.
Quraishi Roya is a master of the Afghan rubab, a plucked string instrument with a uniquely resonant sonority that is central to the urban classical and popular traditions of Afghanistan, as well as certain varieties of regional folk music. Originally from Kabul and versed in music from all regions of Afghanistan, Quraishi has been based in New York City since 1983. He has been a frequent performer at Afghan community engagements and well as in concert settings across North America, Europe, and Asia, where he has showcased the art repertoires of Afghanistan for diverse audiences. He has composed film music, released solo albums, performed at the UN, and conducted workshops on Afghan music theory and practice. His music has been described as “a rare and vital link between the rich tradition of classical Afghan court music, the golden years of Afghan radio, NYC’s diverse immigrant culture, and the future of Afghanistan’s musical identity.”