The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston has announced that it will live-stream two events on February 14 during the Afghanistan National Institute of Music’s residency at NEC. The two events take place during the Afghanistan National Institute of Music’s first U.S. tour, which has already included performances at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The first streamed event, at 2 p.m. ET at NEC’s Pierce Hall, is a panel discussion featuring Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, who founded ANIM in 2010; Tanya Kalmanovitch, on the faculty at NEC, will moderate the discussion. The second event, at Pierce Hall at 4 p.m. ET, is a lecture-performance on Afghan and Indo-Afghan music and music traditions, with Robert Labaree, director of NEC’s Intercultural Institute; Mohammed Murad Sarkhosh on ghichak; Irfan Muhammad Khan on sarod; Muhammad Ehsan Arfan on sitar; and ANIM students. Streaming links to the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. events on February 14 can be found here and here.
Posted February 13, 2013