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Traditional music from Cameroon and Afghanistan

thu 7 jan 2016
Theme: World Music

World Minerals on Friday 7 January at 22:00 CET features music from the Fulani, an islamic people from Northern Cameroon,  and the LP L’Afghanistan Eternel, with Afghan music from the 1970s.

 

Jean-Benoit Kauffmann – a producer that travelled extensively through Afghanistan in the 1970s – was responsible for recording the voices of Tanbaku and Nahim, together with their playing of the tanbur and the rubab, long-necked lutes from the region. They sing songs about love and about the rich and heroic history of their country.

The album ‘L’Afghanistan Eternel’ is a fascinating recording of a period in the musical history of the country which has almost been wiped out by the efforts of religious fanatics in the decades that have followed.

 

For more information see the  programme guide