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The Embassy Series Presents an Evening of Afghan Music and Culture

Embassy of Afghanistan


The Embassy of Afghanistan was pleased to host three outstanding Afghan musicians on November 17; Qurishi, Chetram Sahni and Saleiman Aziz.  Qurishi, a native of Kabul, is a renowned musician who is dedicated to the work of preserving and reinterpreting Afghan music in American culture.  His mastery of the Afghan Rubob has become legendary both here and in his native hometown.  Chetram Sahni, also a native of Kabul, started playing Tabla Dholak and drums as a young child without any formal training, he later attended the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, a music school in Moscow.  As a teenager Chetram played with Ahmed Zahir, one of the most famous singers and musicians of Afghanistan.  Over the years he has performed with many top artists from Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.  

The evening could not have happened without the diligence of Mr. Jerome Barry, President of the Embassy Series, a non-profit organization, and Hamed Elmi the Embassy’s Cultural Attache.  The mission of the Embassy Series is to promote international understanding through music, inviting artists of high quality from the Washington, DC area as well as from abroad, who have gained international recognition and whose quality merits public support.  The eighty guests enjoyed traditional Afghan music and native Afghan dishes. 

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