Kronos Quartet w/ Alim & Farana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi Music of Central Asia Vol. 8: Rainbow
Release Date: March 30, 2010
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
A bold cutting edge collaboration between America's premier new music quartet, Azerbaijan's best-loved traditional singer, and the leading Afghan rubâb player of his generation. Featured works include Homayun Sakhi's luminous 'Rainbow,' for string quartet, rubâb, tabla, and Central Asian percussion, and spirited arrangements of Azerbaijani songs performed by Kronos Quartet and the Alim Qasimov Ensemble.
6 tracks, 66 minutes of music, 44-page color booklet and photos. Includes a bonus DVD containing a series introduction, 24 minute film, interactive glossary, and map.