Ustad Mohammad Omar

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Ustad Mohammad Omar (1905-1980) was a Afghan folk musician and virtuoso of the rabab which he helped turn into a respected classical solo instrument. He came from a family of musicians in Kabul where he began musical training at ten years old under his father Ustad Ibrahim who taught him to sing and play the sarad, rabab and dutar.

At the age 32 he joined the staff of Radio Afghanistan and eventually rose to become the director of the National Orchestra of Radio Afghanistan for whom he composed over 100 melodies called naghma.

In 1974 Omar was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Foreign Scholar Fellowship to teach at the University of Washington in Seattle, becoming the first Afghan musician to teach his music and instrument at a major American university.
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Ustad Mohammad Omar Discography Tracks

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EMCP-66943 Ustad Mohammad Omar - Vocal & Instrumental Music Vol 3 & 4 album art Ustad Nabi Baksh, Ustad Saeen Marna*, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan*, Ustad Umeed Ali Khan, Ustad Mohammad Omar, Ustad Wahid Hussain Khan, Ustad Ahmed Ali Khan, Ustad Rehmat Ali Khan Ustad Nabi Baksh, Ustad Saeen Marna*, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan*, Ustad Umeed Ali Khan, Ustad Mohammad Omar, Ustad Wahid Hussain Khan, Ustad Ahmed Ali Khan, Ustad Rehmat Ali Khan - Vocal & Instrumental Music Vol 3 & 4(2xCD, Album) EMI (Pakistan) Ltd. EMCP-66943 Pakistan 1992 Sell This Version
EMCP-6691 Ustad Mohammad Omar - Vocal & Instrumental Music Vol 1 and 2 album art Ustad Asad Ali Khan*, Ustad Mohammad Omar, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan*, Ustad Afzal Khan*, Ustad Hafiz Khan*, Ustad Sharif Khan Poonchwale*, Ustad Chhotey Ghulam Ali Khan*, Ustad Hamid Hussain*, Ustad Zahid Hussain Ustad Asad Ali Khan*, Ustad Mohammad Omar, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan*, Ustad Afzal Khan*, Ustad Hafiz Khan*, Ustad Sharif Khan Poonchwale*, Ustad Chhotey Ghulam Ali Khan*, Ustad Hamid Hussain*, Ustad Zahid Hussain - Vocal & Instrumental Music Vol 1 and 2(2xCD, Album) EMI (Pakistan) Ltd. EMCP-6691 Pakistan 1992 Sell This Version
SFW CD 40439 Ustad Mohammad Omar - Virtuoso From Afghanistan album art Ustad Mohammad Omar featuring Zakir Hussain Ustad Mohammad Omar featuring Zakir Hussain - Virtuoso From Afghanistan(CD, Album) Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40439 US 2002 Sell This Version
AIMCD 004 Ustad Mohammad Omar - Robab - The Soul of Sound album art Ustad Mohammad Omar Robab - The Soul of Sound(CD, Album) Academy Of Indian Music (AIM) AIMCD 004 Germany 2009 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

32572, 32573 Ustad Mohammad Omar - رباب فلوت/عبزین موئی album art استاد محمد عمر*, استاد سرآهنگ*, ښاغلی ناله استاد محمد عمر*, استاد سرآهنگ*, ښاغلی ناله - رباب فلوت/عبزین موئی(Shellac) د کابل راديو گراموفون تيک, د کابل راديو گراموفون تيک 32572, 32573 Afghanistan Unknown Sell This Version