Voices of Afghanistan perform at Bowker
The Voices of Afghanistan featuring Farida Mahwash, Homayoun Sakhi and the Sakhi Ensemble, perform Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.
The concert will highlight the traditional and new innovative musical idioms that enrich and expand the repertoire of Afghan music. Farida Mahwash is considered Afghanistan’s greatest contemporary woman singer, Homayoun Sakhi is the most outstanding and innovative Afghan rubâb player of his generation and the Sakhi Ensemble is comprised of some of the most sought-after Afghan musicians living in the United States.
Tickets are $30 and $15; 1$10 for age 17 and under. Tickets may be ordered online.
The event is funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Pioneer Valley Hotel Group and presented in partnership with the Office of the Graduate School Dean, Smith College music department and Global Studies and Afghan Spirit (RSO) at Mount Holyoke College.