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Title Ustad Rahim
Published London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (56 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Summary Shot in the city of Heart, western Afghanistan 1994, in the period between the fall of the last leftist government and the coming of the Taliban, this is a portrait film of an outstanding musician, Ustad Rahim Khushnawaz. He was a master of the Afghan rubab, a double-chambered plucked lute with sympathetic strings. Using the observational cinema style the film shows Ustad Rahim in various contexts. These include a guided tour of the photos in his music room that recount his musical career, being at home with his wife and children, showing off his pigeons, erecting the tombstone for his father's grave, and teaching and playing the rubab. Of particular interest is the gormani ritual, a gathering of musicians where Rahim accepts a new student
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013)
Event Recorded in 1994
Notes Previously released as DVD
This edition in an undetermined language with English subtitles
Subject Dagar, Rahim Fahimuddin, 1927-2011.
Khushnawaz, Mohammad Rahim.
Musicians -- Afghanistan -- Biography.
Rabāb music.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Baily, John, 1943- director, producer
Khushnawaz, Ustad Rahim, other