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Sasha Khan

The Iskendernameh

"When your knowledge is steeped in the light of faith,
then wayward people will receive light from it."

Rumi -- Mathnawi V:2486-2493

I am a musician who plays music from the Near- and Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. I own a frightening number of ethnic musical instruments, most of which I can play passably, and some quite well.

"I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down."

-- Virgil Thompson

Photo by eowyna - Thanks!

I have a myriad of other hobbies that keep me busy, some of those are listed on this page.

I'm a person who chooses friends very carefully, and views civility as more than a nice idea - I actually practice it in real life.


afghan, al-hallaj, amelia k. spicer, ancient rome, arabic music, armor, attar, axiom of choice, baglama, balkan music, barbat, boz uy, central asian history, central asian music, cockatoos, conures, cooking, costuming, cowboy bebop, daf, dastgah, davul, def, dhikr, dhol, dialysis, doire, dotar, dutar, early music, ethnic cooking, ethnic dance, ethnic food, fark.com, feiruz, firefly, folkdance, folkdancing, food, goffin's cockatoo, greek music, halil karaduman, harvey birdman, hildegard von bingen, historical reenactment, history, janissaries, janissary, jihad racy, john bilezikjian, kaval, khoomei, kidney disease, kidney transplant, kidneys, koshkarjeh, land yacht, landsailing, legio ix, linguistics, logari, lute, luthiery, makam, make magazine, maqam, mehter, mevlana, mevlevi, mevlevi order, middle eastern music, mitred conures, miyazaki, mizmar, mowlana, mugam, muskets, nasruddin, nay, near eastern music, necati celik, neko case, ney, north african music, om khalsoum, omar faruk tekbilek, organ transplant, osmanlica, oud, p.g. wodehouse, pd, peritoneal dialysis, persian music, photography, poetry, rebab, rebaba, rebetiko, reenactment, rembetiko, riqq, roman history, rome, rumi, santur, saz, sca, setar, shems-e tabrizi, sufi music, sufi poetry, sufi studies, sufism, surfing, tadjik, tambour, tanbur, target shooting, the beloved, this ascension, thomas merton, tombak, tupan, turkish music, um khalthum, uzbekistan, vagabond opera, venture brothers, warda, www.legio-ix-hispana.org, yeniceri, yoko kanno, yunus emre, yurt, yurta, yurts, zankou chicken, zarb, zikr, zurla, zurna


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