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Qais Essar and Friends (2 Shows: 7 pm and 8:45 pm)

February 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20 – $25
Qais Essar

Diaspora Arts Connection and Red Poppy Art House present Qais Essar and friends. Qais Essar shares new works for the Afghan rabab, further extending the boundaries of the instrument and presenting it in a new context and featuring:

Qais Essar – Rabab
Eric Zang – Percussion, Kaval, Electronics
Antara Bhardwaj – Kathak Dance

Sunday, February 25 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

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Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110

About the Artist:

Qais Essar is a composer, instrumentalist, and advocate with the dual mission of keeping Afghan music alive while also pushing it into the future so it does not survive merely as a cultural relic. Qais’ mastery of the Afghan rabab and diverse inspirations are on full display in his recordings, including two LPs,—one of which, The Green Language, was an Amazon bestseller in India and Pakistan— four EPs, and one live album. He tours extensively, having played in eight countries on four continents in the last three years. His original compositions can also be heard in the film The Bread Winner, produced by Angelina Jolie. In all of his work, Qais represents the history, beauty, and complexity of Afghanistan through his dramatic compositions and dynamic performances. (Photo by: Sulyman Qardash)

Learn more:
www.therabab.com, www.qaisessar.com, www.youtube.com/c/qaisessarhttp://redpoppyarthouse.org/event/qais-essar-20180225/


February 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $25


Red Poppy Art House
Diaspora Arts Connection