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Ode To Gravity:
Afghani Music Recorded by Lowell Sheehy

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 58 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Charles Amirkhanian interviews Lowell Sheehy, who describes his visit to Afghanistan, and plays recordings he made in 1969 of the music he heard there. Lowell Sheehy describes his low-budget trips to Afghanistan, and how he met and recorded these impromptu performances in tea houses throughout southern Afghanistan.

Musical Selections:  [lots of examples of traditional Afghani music, played on the dutà„r and clay pot drums, or tablas, with assorted bells and rattles and accompanied by singing, all performed by two non-professional musicians sitting in a tea house]
Genre:  World Music
Subject:  Sheehy, Lowell; World music; Ethnic music; Music -- Afghanistan; Dutar and tabla music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Sheehy, Lowell
Recording Date:  2/17/1970
First Broadcast Date:  4/15/1970
 
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