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FOMAnipaluna / HOBART 24—26 FEBRUARY 2023

Van Diemen’s Band + Ensemble Kaboul

Where Everything is Music

The Persian music of Afghanistan meets baroque, featuring old instruments of the east and west—including the rubab (Afghan lute); eastern percussion and drums; and soaring vocals.


Ensemble Kaboul

Khaled Arman: rubab (Afghan lute)

Siar Hashimi: percussion + vocals


Van Diemen’s Band

Artistic director + baroque violin: Julia Fredersdorff

Mandolin: Luke Plumb

Violin + viola: Rachel Meyers 

Viola da gamba + violone: Laura Vaughan 

Baroque cello: Martin Penicka

Harpsichord: Donald Nicolson

Percussion: Matt Stonehouse 

Supported by the RISE Fund (Federal Government), Australia Council, Arts Tasmania, Pro Helvetia Switzerland

Venue Partner: Theatre North