Qais Essar

Qais Essar is an international artist, composer, producer, and experienced live performer who carries on the traditional legacy of classical Afghan instrumentation as established by Ustad Mohammad Omar Khan. A student of not only both classical and traditional forms but western music as well, Essar is able to also present the Rabab with a fresh new perspective. In composition, he strives to bring the age-old Rabab into the 21st century, in an innovative fashion. Essar has collaborated with many prominent artists and masters covering the musical spectrum, performing domestically and internationally. His first LP, The Green Language (2014), was a #1 bestseller on Amazon. His second LP, Tavern of Ruin, was released in July, 2016.