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Rabab Revival Spring

 In May 2013 Funkar International comissioned Habib Wardak, an Afghan American rababist to revive the use of rabab in Kashmir. Habib spent six weeks in Srinagar and collaborated with the Mizraab School of Music. He created a curriculum for the school and introduced the use of western notation for all instruments.

On June 1 Habib, with the help of Irfan, Bilal and Zaheen ( local Kashmiri mysicians and teachers) organized a concert which took place in the Allama Iqbal Auditorium at the Kashmir University. Habib mesmerized the audience with his skillful rabab repoitere. The concert also became a recital for the forty students of the Mizraab School of Music. The students ranged from 8 years old to 20 and above.