Esittelyssä Tohtori Ahmad Sarmast, joka on varmistettu puhujaksi musiikkineuvoston ja Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön kulttuurisen kehitysyhteistyön seminaariin 7.11.2011
Alkuperäinen artikkeli ja kuva osoitteessa: http://notesontheroad.com/dr-ahmad-sarmast.html
In 2005 Ahmad Naser Sarmast
obtained a PhD in music from Monash University, Australia, becoming the first native of Afghanistan ever to receive that degree.
An expert in the music of Afghanistan, Dr. Sarmast is a Research Fellow of the School of Music-Conservatorium and Monash Asia Institute of Monash University, an Honorary Fellow of the National College of Music, London, and the author of the book: A Survey of the History of Music in Afghanistan.
In 2006, Dr. Sarmast founded the Revival of Afghan Music program (ROAM), and in 2009, with the assistance of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education, founded the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) in Kabul.
The ANIM was formally inaugurated on June 20th 2010. During the inauguration ceremony Dr. Sarmast stated:
“Historically, music has been a vibrant and important part of Afghan culture, but war and neglect has left students without teachers, teachers without resources, and professional musicians without a context for their art.”
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