Artist Profiles: Khaled Arman

Khaled Arman
Khaled Arman

Khaled Arman is a musician, composer and improviser. He has dual musical training. On one side he has studied the Afghan and Indian tradition. On the other hand, he has also studied Western music.

Arman won the first prize at the Radio France International guitar Contest in Paris. He composes both acoustic and electronic pieces. For Kabul Workshop, the band he founded, together with Italian keyboardist Francesco Russo, he has developed the technique to play the rubab at a high level of perfection. The instrumentalist plays the rubab with a bow, as it used to be played.

Discography:

Trigana (Night & Day NDCD 081/Tinder, 2002)

Rubab Raga by Khaled Arman & Yussuf Mahmood (Harmonia Mundi, 2004)

Earth And Ashes soundtrack

Sazenda (Arion, 2005)

Orient-Occident, 1220-1770 (Alia Vox, 2006)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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