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Homayoun Sakhi

Homayoun Sakhi

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Artist Information

Performance year with AKMI:
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
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Country of Origin:
Afghanistan

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Homayoun Sakhi is the most outstanding Afghan rubâb player of his generation, a brilliant virtuoso endowed with charismatic musical presence and personality. Born in Kabul into one of Afghanistan’s leading musical families, Sakhi is the heir to a musical lineage that began in the 1860s, when the ruler of Kabul, Amir Sher Ali Khan, brought classically trained musicians from India to perform at his court. Sakhi performs North Indian music from an Afghan perspective, thus reuniting raga with its original source: the cultivated musical traditions of the Iranian world.

Performances

Name Performance Year
In the Footsteps of Babur 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
Art of the Afghan rubab 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Kronos Quartet & Homayoun Sakhi Trio 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Celebrations of Navruz 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014
Aga Khan Ensemble 2017
AKMI master musicians, Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté 2018