Louis Dupree receives Afghan musical
instruments from A.R. Benawa (center),
Director of Radio Kabul.

Kabul, 1962

During his time in Afghanistan, Louis Dupree collected Afghan instruments and recordings of regional music. He later donated these artifacts to the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University, now one of the world’s leading centers for Central Asian cultural studies. The rebab shown in this photograph is mentioned in Dupree’s seminal volume on Afghanistan.

Courtesy of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Washington, D.C.

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