Arhoolie CD-387. Limited quantity.
An expatriate Afghani living in California, Aziz Herawi performs traditional music of the Herat Valley in western Afghanistan. With the varied rhythms of Hindustani raga forms, these pieces are short and more intense than most Hindustani music.
“Herawi’s strength is the energy and spontaneity of these instrumental pieces. Rather than refinement or cerebral meditation, there is a healthy share of earthy melodies and passion.” [Dan Maryon – Option]