This concert is not part of Temple Music

Ustad Ghulam Hussain rubab

Feraydoon Meyazada tabla

Gholam Najrabi zirbaghali


This concert in support of Afghanistan – its people and musicians – brings three professional Afghan musicians to London. The title – The Scent of Kharabat – is inspired by the musicians’ quarter in the old city (Kucha-e-Kharabat) from where many generations of master musicians have emanated. Sadly, under the Taliban, musicians in the country are now in grave danger of their lives. These three performers were all born and raised in Kabul and learned their instruments from well known rubab, tabla and zirbaghali (percussion) masters in the city. They were each forced to leave their country and seek protection in Europe, where they are able to continue performing, teaching and composing.


This event is an externally-promoted concert in aid of Afghanistan, with the funds raised going to support the work of The Afghan Musicians Fund and Omid International two organisations working respectively to support Afghan musicians in need and women and targeted individuals.



Venue: Temple Church
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Booking Information
Online Booking

Available here until 12noon on the day of the performance

Telephone Booking

020 7427 5641

Online and Telephone bookings are subject to a £2.00 booking fee.

In Person

Tickets are available on the door 30 minutes before the performance (subject to availability, cash and cheque only)


Please note that we can only offer refunds in the event that the concert is Sold Out and we are able to re-sell your ticket.


The safety of our audience, musicians and staff comes first.