Ramadan Nights: spiritual agony, soaring ecstasy | Telegraph

Ivan Hewett reviews the Kronos Quartet with the Quasimov Ensemble at Ramadan Nights at the Barbican

The ecstatic, impassioned music of Central Asia could be the next big thing in world music.

But David Harrington, founder and leader of the Kronos Quartet, was ahead of the game. He first encountered the great Azerbaijani singer Alim Quasimov 20 years ago. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Aga Khan Foundation, the Kronos quartet have worked with Quasimov and his five musicians to create a continuous suite of Azerbaijani songs, woven together with instrumental interludes.

Complete at the source: Telegraph.co.uk

Earlier related: Review by ThisisLondonTimesonline

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