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Music of Afghanistan

Various Artists
Music of Afghanistan

Music of Afghanistan presents songs and dances that feature instruments such as the rubab (lute), saranda (bowed instrument similar to violin and lute), and tabla drums. The liner notes to this 1961 recording describe the rich folklore that is part of Afghanistan’s heritage: in addition to music and dance, oral tradition about legendary heroes and great events. The ten tracks, which were recorded by Radio Kabul, include solos, instrumental duets, and a piece by the Afghan National Orchestra.

Track Listing

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101
Rubab Solo Mohammad Omar 5:22
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102
Lovers' Meeting Awal Mir 3:59
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103
Spring is Here Parwin 5:56
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104
Zerbaphali Solo Malang 3:27
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105
Lovers' Desire Sar¯ahang 8:18
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201
Melody of the Tulips Afghan National Orchestra 2:11
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202
Song of the Desert Kheyal 5:32
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203
Tall Girls Rebab and Dhol Duet 2:31
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204
The Flower is Blooming Parwin 5:57
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205
Red Cup of Wine Yaqub Kasimi 5:03

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