Watch - Heart Of Afghanistan
The Heart of Afghanistan project consists of Four Afghan musicians; Ahmad Fanoos on Vocals & Harmonium, and his two sons Elham on Piano and Mehran on Violin, with Hamid Habibzada on tabla. Together they will tell the story of Afghanistan from its pre-islamic Buddhist heritage through traditional Ghazals based on the Sufi inspired poetry of Rumi and the ‘Afghan Elvis’, pop icon Ahmad Zahir, of the 60s and 70s who took the music of Elvis Presley and translated it into Dari and performed it with a traditional instrument ensemble. The idea is to give a 360-degree view of Afghan culture through music, poetry, art and cultural heritage.
On September 20, the Kaufman Institute will convene its annual interfaith dialogue with a focus on the music of Israel and Afghanistan, and through that lens, open a conversation regarding the faith traditions inherent in each nation’s cultures. Heart of Afghanistan and the participating Israeli ensemble, Yamma, will represent their country and musical heritage as cultural ambassadors. For more info or to register visit our event Page: Interfaith Concert & Dialogue
Watch and listen as they perform, "Bekhan ba Herat."