2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Sounds from the World

Qais Essar

Thursday, March 17
9:30PM - 10:10PM

Russian House
307 E 5th St




Qais Essar, international artist, composer, producer, and experienced live performer, carries on the traditional legacy of classical Afghan instrumentation, as established by Ustad Mohammad Omar Khan. A student of not only both classical and traditional forms but western music as well, Essar is able to also present the Rabab with a fresh new perspective. Essar has collaborated with many prominent artists and masters, covering the musical spectrum, performing domestically and internationally. With the premiere of The Green Language (his last album on July 29, 2014), a #1 bestseller on Amazon.com, Essar transports listeners through a sonic time portal from the ancient Hindu Kush to the modern era. With his first EP, Zima Afghanistan 2012, Essar aimed to bring the three thousand year-old rabab into the twenty-first century while replacing negative views of Afghan culture with something beautiful. With The Green Language, Essa...

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