Smithsonian Institution
Spring 2010: Featuring Music of Central Asia



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The online, multimedia magazine of Smithsonian Folkways

Rainbow Artists

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Kronos Quartet   |   Alim Qasimov Ensemble
Homayun Sakhi   |   Salar Nader   |   Abbos Kosimov

Born in Germany in 1981, Salar Nader is one of his generation's leading performers on the tabla. A disciple of the great tabla master Zakir Hussain, Salar Nader frequently accompanies Homayun Sakhi as well as other performers of Afghan and North Indian classical music. A resident of San Francisco, Nader recently appeared as an on-stage musician in an American theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel, The Kite Runner.





























Kronos Quartet   |   Alim Qasimov Ensemble
Homayun Sakhi   |   Salar Nader   |   Abbos Kosimov