Music and dance at the court in Kabul

Music and dance at the court in Kabul

Reimagining classical forms

From the late 19th century to the early 20th century the rulers in Kabul (known as Amirs) were great music lovers and patrons of music. The lecture-recital explores the changing role of the Lareh repertoire under the changing Amirs of the period. The concert forms part of a week-long residency for Ensemble Zohra, the first-ever all female orchestra of Afghanistan.

Duration: 2 hours

Book Tickets

  • Wed 13 Mar 7:30 PM £10.00
visit Holywell Music Room website

Book Tickets

  • Wed 13 March 7:30 PM


John Baily, rubab

Veronica Doubleday, daireh

Tabla player from Ensemble Zohra

Sadie Harrison, composer/arranger

Ensemble Zohra


A Lareh played on rubab

Classical rag played on rubab

A Lareh arranged by Sadie Harrison

A Lareh style dance, with full costume

Kushti tu mara and Namure Leili Jan – Two traditional songs in Dari (Afghan Persian)

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