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Ustad Noor Bakhsh (PK)


Global Roots & Global Voices DKK 180 DKK + gebyr



For almost six decades, the now 78-year-old Benju master was just a legendary name in his homeland of Baluchistan, before the rest of the world stumbled upon his virtuoso, life-giving play on the unique folk instrument. Drawing inspiration from the breathtaking nature of Baluchistan and a repertoire influenced by both Persian melodies and Bollywood songs, he takes the stage at ALICE during this year’s Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

Doors at 8PM / concert at 9PM

Ustad Noor Bakhsh has a history like few others. For almost six decades, the now 78-year-old Benju master was a legendary name in Baluchistan – the picturesque region located in the borderlands between Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan – before he was approached by a Pakistani anthropologist who had heard of him by chance. Noor Bakhsh’s rare talent on the Baluchi folk instrument Benju, resembling a zither with keys instead of strings, quickly propelled him onto the international music scene where h...

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