Local musician Semira Azadzoi and MFA curatorial research fellow Jayme Kurland will discuss the history, repertoire, construction, and playing technique of Afghanistan’s national instrument, a lute called the rubab. Azadzoi will demonstrate the unique sound of this instrument with a modern example she personally owns, and Kurland will show and talk about two early rubabs in the MFA’s collection.

Sponsored anonymously in memory of Franklin and Arthur