Raga concert explores ties between Indian and Afghan music
Music is rarely in the news from Afghanistan. War, terrorism, corruption, and other such topics have had a tendency to dominate the headlines. And if the Taliban - who outlawed all music save religious chants during their rule from 1996 to 2001 - had had their way, there wouldn’t be any Afghan music to speak of at all. That background provides some context for the concert that brings together musicians Homayun Sakhi with Ken Zuckerman and Salar Nader at Brandeis University on Saturday evening.