Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal

CANCELLED: Afghanistan: Safar Ensemble

Easter Festival

This concert has already taken place! € 22.00
This concert has already taken place! € 22.00

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find detailed information on ticket returns here: Information on ticket returns

Afghanistan is one of the most exciting cultural regions in the Silk Road’s extensive sphere of influence. Over the course of the country's eventful history, Persia's sound world has also left musical trails, as have the colours of northern India and the styles of the Arabs and the Mongols. The country has suffered greatly as a result of the political turbulence of recent decades: so we are very lucky that four great masters of classical music – in the Safar ensemble – are coming to Hamburg.

At the new Music Institute in Kabul they reconstruct lost treasures and seek to revive the capital's golden age. At one time, the artists' quarter of Kharabat was a hotbed of art music and Sufi traditions, and jazz and pop also held their own. The sound of Safar (»journey«) is characterised by the lute-like rubab, the bowed lute ghaychak and the string instrument dilruba.


Ensemble Safar

Ustad Murad Sarkhosh gijak
Ustad Rameen Saqizada rubab
Ustad Fraidoon tabla
Ustad Abdul Latif dhol

Ustad Rasol Aziz tanbour


Sufi-Musik und klassische Stücke aus der Blütezeit afghanischer Musikkultur

Supporting programme

Fri, 3 Apr 2020 20:00
CANCELLED: Spicy Silk Road, Speicherstadtmuseum


CANCELLED: Easter Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by HHLA and COSCO Shipping