Artist: Homayun Sakhi | Album: Music of Central Asia, Vol. 3: The Art of the Afghan Rubab | Released: March 14, 2006 | Label: Smithsonian Folkways | Catalog #: SFWCD 40522 | Genre: Pop, World, Instrumental | Country: Afghanistan | Duration: 01:10:14
In this third volume, the Afghan rubab tradition is represented by virtuoso performer Homayun Sakhi. The rubab is stringed instrument of which three strings are plucked and another three function as drones and 11 or 12 as sympathetic strings. The rubab performer is accompanied by a tabla drummer. While the rubab is squarely a Central Asian creation, but its Afghani performance tradition developed in close relationship with players in the East, and so afficionados of North Indian music will find this to be quite familiar.
01. Raga Madhuvanti (34:32)
02. Raga Yaman (31:40)
03. Kataghani (4:01)