Music and sounds from Afghanistan.
Documentation contains contextual descriptions for each performance, information on performance venues, performers, instruments, languages, song genres, and the holidays or events during which the recordings were made.
Numerous named and unnamed performers.
Statement of Responsibility
collected by Louis Dupree.
Sounds of Jeshn -- Chant of Tawis seller -- Sounds outside the circus tent -- Circus play -- Turah jan (heroic epic) -- Tea-house sounds --Love songs -- Jokes -- Dance music -- Love ballads -- Village sounds -- Songs of war and love -- Sounds of animals -- Women wailing at a funeral.
Recorded by Louis Dupree between 1969 and 1975 in Afghanistan.