With Veronica Doubleday and John Baily
Between 1973 and 1977 they lived in Herat, in western Afghanistan, where they studied with local musicians and undertook detailed ethnomusicological research. They are recognised as world experts on Afghan music, and John is Emeritus Professor of Ethnomusicology and Head of the Afghanistan Music Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London.
This concert of traditional pieces celebrates the re-publication of Veronica’s classic memoir Three Women of Herat, placing a special focus on women’s music. Veronica will explain the context and meaning of each song to bring the remarkable hidden culture of Afghan women to life.
Their music will be followed by a short Q & A.
Proceeds from this concert will go to Afghanaid.