AFGHAN-AMERICAN CLASSICAL RABAB MASTER 

Qais Essar

 

     

Watching the fingers of a world-class rabab artist fly across the instrument’s goatskin face is like crossing a sonic bridge over 2500 years old.  In the right hands, the sound of a rabab is as delicate as a birdsong and as powerfully sensual as a summer thunderstorm. 

 

The rabab is mentioned in countless works of Sufi poetry. A good one is an object of beauty and elegance, crafted from the finest wood of native Afghan mulberry trees.

 

Most Westerners don’t know what a rabab is yet.  But if Qais Essar has his way, they will know soon.  

 

When people first hear the sounds of a rabab played by Afghan master musician Essar for the first time, they never forget it - and music critics across the world agree.  They are saying that Essar builds musical bridges better than any rabab master in history with his July 2014 album The Green Language, now available on Amazon, iTunes, and wherever quality music is sold.... (more)

QAIS ESSAR

 

AFGHAN CELEBRITY AND THOUGHT LEADER INTERVIEWS

with Edward Zellem  

Read Qais Essar's exclusive interview with Edward Zellem

 

"Afghan Rabab Artist Qais Essar:  An Ancient Instrument

Plays The Green Language."