SOUNDS & RHYTHM OF AFGHANISTAN Plays The KY Center

S.A.R.A. "Sounds & Rhythm of Afghanistan" plays tonight at 8 p.m. at the Bomhard Theater.

HOW: Tickets start at $22.50. Kentucky Center Members save 15% off select seats. Call The Kentucky Center Box Office at 584-7777, toll free at (800) 775-7777, (502) 562-0730 (TTY) or visit www.kentuckycenter.org.

Kentucky Center Member tickets can be purchased by calling the Member Hotline; MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 562-0144, and CenterCircle Members ($500+) call (502) 562-0195. Please call (502) 562-0111 (V), (502) 562-0140 (TTY) or email access@kentuckycenter.org for information about the range of accessibility services we offer to enhance your performance experience.

SPONSORS: Support provided by Jefferson Community & Technical College and Crane House, The Asia Institute, Inc. Media support provided by WHAS11 and WUOL.

Four of Asia's most acclaimed musicians are coming together for a fusion of cultures and art forms to create S.A.R.A., featuring tabla player Salar Nader, who thrilled local audiences in Actors Theatre of Louisville's production of The Kite Runner, and Homayoun Sakhi, master of the rubâb (the national lute of Afghanistan). Drawing on centuries' old heritages from throughout Central and South Asia, S.A.R.A. explores musical styles both ancient and completely modern.

· Afghanistan is a melting pot whose cultural life bears the evidence of centuries of multicultural exchange. S.A.R.A.'s repertoire encompasses religious, folk, classical and contemporary music, from romantic ghazals to the most elaborate ragas. The vocal element lends itself to the incorporation of Farsi poetry - a specialty of vocalist Homayun Khan.

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