Aga Khan Music Initiative and Serious UK Bring Homayun Sakhi, Kronos Quartet and Bardic Divas to London Olympics Music Festival

Aga Khan Music Initiative and Serious UK Bring Homayun Sakhi, Kronos Quartet and Bardic Divas to London Olympics Music FestivalLondon, 19 July 2012 – As part of the contingent of over 1,500 musicians from around the world performing on the weekend before the London Olympics, Homayun Sakhi, the Kronos Quartet and the Bardic Divas will appear on the Asia Stage in Battersea Park on 21 July 2012.

The Homayun Sakhi Trio’s performance with Kronos Quartet will feature Sakhi’s Rangin Kaman (“Rainbow” in Persian), a 28-minute composition for Afghan rubab, string quartet, and percussion, which was commissioned by the Aga Khan Music Initiative as part of its pioneering multi-year collaboration with the Kronos Performing Arts Association. The Bardic Divas, who have been part of the Aga Khan Music Initiative’s (AKMI) roster since the 2007 CD-DVD “Bardic Divas” was released in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways, will follow the presentation of the “Rainbow”.

via http://www.akdn.org/Content/1143/Aga-Khan-Music-Initiative-and-Serious-UK-Bring-Homayun-Sakhi-Kronos-Quartet-and-Bardic-Divas-to-London-Olympics-Music-Festival

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