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Ustad Mohammad Omar  Virtuoso from Afghanistan CD

Ustad Mohammad Omar Virtuoso from Afghanistan CD

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Afghan rebâb virtuoso Ustad Mohammad Omar, who was born sometime in the early 20th century, came to the United States in 1974 to Seattles University of Washington as an artist-in-residence in the ethnomusicology department. On November 18th, 1974, he gave his only U.S. concert, at the universitys Meany Hall. He was accompanied by 24-year-old Zakir Hussain, a budding Indian tabla player. Hussain went on to become a world-renowned tabla virtuoso. Ustad Mohammad Omar returned to Afghanistan after his year in Seattle and died in 1980.

Tracks
1. Shakal and naghma in the melodic mode of emen (yeman) - 21:40    
2. Shakal and naghma in the melodic mode of bopali (bhupali) - 10:14    
3. Tabla solo in the rhythmic cycle of jhaptal (10-beat cycle)     Zakir Hussein     7:55    
4. Shakal and naghma based on the melodic mode of pelo (pilu) - 16:01    
5. Keliwali in the melodic mode of kastori - 6:56    


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