Trace the spiritual and musical journey of Ostad Elahi through his remarkable art of the tanbūr.
Welcome and Introduction:
Kenneth Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge, Department of Musical Instruments, MMA
"In Pursuit of Perfection: The Music and Life of Ostad Elahi"
Jean During, Director of Research, Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie
Parissa and Ensemble
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi, on view August 5, 2014–January 11, 2015.
Recorded November 16, 2014