world music, jazz, popular music

Badieh: Music from the Afghan-Iranian border

Featuring Nasim Khushnawaz

Festival Theatre
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
The performance has been rescheduled.

We regret to inform our esteemed audience that due to illness this performance has been cancelled. The performance will be held on 19 November.

Valid tickets can be redeemed until 24 April 2024 via the online interface previously set up for this purpose or our permanent ticket office.

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Formed out of the unlikely encounter between a Spanish musician/filmmaker who fell in love with the music of the Khorasan region - located around the modern border between Afghanistan and Iran - and a performer of Persian classical music, the duo known as Badieh followed up their brilliant 2021 debut album by bringing their interpretations of traditional Khorasan music to an even higher level - now as a trio. Their second album, released in November 2023, saw them working with the finest musicians from the region, and this tour affords us the opportunity to hear a world of music that is very rarely experienced live here, as well as the finest musicians working in the genre.

Spanish documentary filmmaker Michel Gasco, for whom music is perhaps an even more important vocation than his video work, met the legendary Afghan rabab player (the rabab is a small, lute-like multi-stringed plucked instrument) Ustad Rahim Khushnawaz in 2006, and it was love at first listen. Bisected by the Iranian-Afghan border, the Khorasan region is rich in ancient cultural treasures, with its traditional music among the most important ones. After Gasco began exploring the region, he discovered and recorded the work of Ustad Rahim's son Nasim Khushnawaz, who, continuing in his father's footsteps, is the top rabab player in the world today. Together with Afghan musicians living in exile in the northern Iranian city of Mashhed, the country's second largest city, he established the duo Badieh together with the Iranian artist Mohammad Miraghazadeh in order to preserve the traditional music of Khorasan. The follow-up to their 2021 debut album arrived in late 2023, this time incorporating new member Ramin Ahmadi, among the finest tabla players in the world, as well as guest artists Nasim Khushnawaz, who fortunately is going on the world tour supporting the album launch with the others.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest

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