Lampeter Music Club Concert : A Celebration of Music From Afghanistan

Lampeter Music Club is hosting a unique musical event when Maestro Daud Khan, winner of the prestigious Agha Khan Music Award, and one of very few remaining disciples of Afghanistan’s music legend Ustad Mohammad Omar as well as the grand master of Indian music Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, will be playing the Rubab and singing Afghan ballads and songs rarely heard in the West.

Rubab is one of the oldest musical instruments originating from Afghanistan. It can be seen in the works of the great 9th century Iranian philosopher and musicologist, Farabi. The current Rubab makers of Afghanistan are the 10th to 12th generation of Rubab makers in a region, historically referred to as the Grand Khorasan (the land of the rising sun), covering a vast region, from North East of Iran (Khorasan) to Southern regions of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, and North West of Pakistan, surrounding the modern-day Afghanistan.

Rubab, Echoes of Eternity, promises to be an enchanting experience with lasting memories, reflecting the true essence of humanity – companionship.

Ustad Daud Khan, who lives in Germany, will be playing only two concerts in the UK, one in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and one in Lampeter.

The reason this highly honoured musician is coming to Lampeter is because Eva Skalla, a World Music entrepreneur for over forty years, has worked closely with Nava Arts, the Centre for Classical and Regional music of Iran.

Eva invited Fariborz Kiana and his associates to play in Lampeter several years ago, and they really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the audience and the beauty of the countryside. When Fariborz invited Ustad Daud Khan to play in SOAS, he asked Eva if she could arrange a concert in Lampeter also. Eva approached the Lampeter Music Club and they were happy to help facilitate this initiative.

Concert tickets £15 are available online, from The Mulberry Bush, or at the door.

Full Club membership at £70 includes admission to all concerts for the season.


The Old Hall, UWTSD Lampeter Campus 


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£15, with concessions at £10 & £5

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