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  • War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan

    The Ethnographer’s Tale

    By John Baily

    In the 1970s John Baily conducted extensive ethnomusicological research in Afghanistan, principally in the city of Herat but also in Kabul. Then, with Taraki’s coup in 1978, came conflict, war, and the dispersal of many musicians to locations far and wide. This new publication is the culmination of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Songs from Kabul: The Spiritual Music of Ustad Amir Mohammad

    By John Baily

    This book presents the vocal art music of Kabul as performed by Ustad Amir Mohammad. At the heart of Kabul's vocal art music is the ghazal, a highly flexible song form using Persian (or Pashto) texts derived from a variety of sources. Much of this poetry is in the Sufi tradition, with frequent…

    Pack - Book & CD – 2011-07-28
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

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