The Indo-Persian connection is clearly manifested in the urban and classical music of Afghanistan. Our third panel in the series explores aspects of Indo-Persian musical confluence in Afghanistan in conversation with four senior scholars of music in Afghanistan.
John Baily (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Lorraine Sakata (UCLA)
Mark Slobin (Wesleyan University)
Chair and Discussant
Richard Wolf (Harvard University)
Performance: Music on the Rubab
Image: Afghan legendary singer, Ustad Mohammad Hussain Sarāhang (1924–1983), at India’s oldest music festival, the Harvallabh Music Festival, in Jalandhar, Panjab (India), December 1969, accompanied by the renowned master of the sarangi, Ustad Sabri Khan (1927–2015) sitting on his left © Daniel M. Neuman
About the Event Series
The Indo-Persian Musical Confluence Symposium presents a series of performances, workshops, and presentations by academics, independent scholars, musicians and artists whose work relates to Indo-Persian musical cultures, including the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and Iran.
This collective exploration of the Indo-Persian musical exchange aims to give new prominence to its contemporary legacy while enhancing musical relationships, collaborations, and comparative research.
UCLA Mohindar Brar Sambhi Chair of Indian Music
UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
UCLA Center for Musical Humanities (Robert U. Nelson Funds)
UCLA Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies
UCLA Iranian Studies program
UCLA Center for India and South Asia (CISA)
UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES)