Göteborgs Konserthus FeminEast Festival: Ustad Mahwash

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Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
200 SEK Student 150 SEK Senior 150 SEK

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Farida Mahwash is the first woman ever to be awarded the honorary title ”Ustad”, master, a title previously reserved to men. She is called “Afghanistan’s voice” and around the world she blends the audience with her clear, strong voice, her stage energy and refined ornaments.

Ustad Farida Mahwash’s phenomenal career has lasted during two wars and a forced isolation from her homeland Afghanistan. In 1991, she and her family received political asylum in the United States.

Ten years later, Mahwash reunited with other Afghan exile musicians and founded The Kabul Ensemble. The group appeared at several of Europe’s most prestigious stages and in 2003 they released the acclaimed album Radio Kaboul. The rich collection of songs acclaims composers and musicians who are lost or in exile from the golden era of Afghanistan’s radio.

That same year, Ustad Mahwash was also awarded the prestigious BBC Radio 3 World Music Award. She has since released the celebrated album Ghazal Afghans.

The Riksteater concept FeminEast focuses on strong women in the theme initiative Voices of Change. Unforgettable concerts targeting female voices from the Middle East. Voices that can not be heard. Voices opposed to conquering the world and overthrowing structures. Get ready for a unique artist cavalry that spreads energy and strength.

The World in the Concert Hall

The subscription The World in the Concert Hall gives you four hand picked borderless concerts that simmer of energy. DJ Said plays in the foyer before the concerts start so we are in the right mood when the musicians starts to play. The playlist is loaded with the artists you meet in the series 2018-2019.

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