Afghan Music In Exile: Mashhad 2022 is one of the most impactful albums I’ve heard this year. Produced by Michel Gasco and Lachlan R. Dale, it captures the incredible music and talent of classical Afghan artists living in exile. Every layer of the release is striking, but the music itself is utterly transcendent. I can’t stop listening to it. In connection with the album, Gasco and Dale have compiled this wonderful mix of Afghan music to expand on and further tell the story.
Afghan Music In Exile: Mashhad 2022 is out now on Worlds Within Worlds.
Compiled by Michel Gasco & Lachlan R. Dale, with help from Qais Essar, Ustad Ghulam Nabi and Murtaza Damoon.
0:00: Qais Essar, Neelamjit Dhillon, Sandeep Singh – Bhairavi: Dhun
3:32: Mahmoud Khushnawaz – Be Mahalle Sang Terashan
7:30: Aziz Herawi – Naghme
10:26: Ustad Sarahang – Bekas Shaheedam
16:05: Ustad Mohammad Omar – Rag Bhupali
25:16: Asef Habibi – Feraq
33:08: Qamar Gula – Wa Malanga Yara
35:20: Ustad Rahim Khushnawaz – Assadullah Jan
41:04: Ustad Nawak Herati – Booseh Az Rooye Mahrooyan
45:25: Nasim Khushnawaz – Sahargah
50:24: Ami Mohammad – Ambari Moya Deewana Kard
59:31 Mansour Jalal – An Amazing Mast Remix