Since 2016, our World Music Series has been connecting cultures and inspiring conversations. This season, the series continues under the new banner of Global Conversations with the rhythms and sounds of Syria, Mali, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, and Canada.

Don’t miss Afghan superstar Dawood Sarkhosh as he makes his North American premiere at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Sarzamin-e Man (My Homeland) is a tale of separation by the acclaimed poet, composer, singer, dombra and rubab player. This special program features a series of songs that seek to unite communities and provide refuge from conflict.

This event takes place at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre.

Dawood Sarkhosh is an Afghan poet, singer, and musician who belongs to the Hazara, one of the largest ethnic groups in Afghanistan. At a young age, he began to compose poetry, play the dombra (long-necked stringed lute), and sing, and studied with and was inspired by his elder brother, Sarwar Sarkhosh, who perished in the civil war. He moved to Pakistan and studied accordion with Pakistani composer Arbab Ali Khan, composing songs and reviving folk melodies inspired by a sense of nationalism and the experiences of millions of Afghan refugees around the world. He has recorded six albums and has spent the past 30 years touring Europe, Asia, and Australia.


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Scintillating Sitar by Shahid Parvez Khan

Saturday, October 28, 8 pm

In partnership with

Mississauga Living Arts CentreSarkhosh Music Inc.

Sarzamin-e Man (My Homeland) with Dawood Sarkhosh Ensemble

Starting at $60