E. Shawn Qaissaunee - Afghan Jazz Project
Instrument of innovation: Newark musician embraces his past and present with fusion of Afghan music and American jazz
By CHRISTOPHER YASIEJKO, The News Journal
For years, the long, narrow neck of the dutar adorned a living room wall of E. Shawn Qaissaunee's Newark home as an object of art, a wooden teardrop, an indigenous Afghan instrument whose presence connected him to his late father and to the city, Kabul, where E. Shawn was born but a city he did not know.
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