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Dr. Brian Silver Q.

Chief

Voice of America's Urdu Service

Voice of America's Urdu Service

Background Information

Employment History

Ethnomusicologist and World Music Curator
VOA News

Chief
VOA News

Executive Director
International Music Associates

Senior Music Consultant

Chief of the Urdu Service
Voice of America

Senior Editor, English To Africa
Voice of America

Education

Ph.D.

University of Chicago

Web References (7 Total References)


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Brian Q. Silver (sitar), after graduating from Harvard College in 1964, went to India under a Fulbright grant to learn sitar with the late Ustad Ghulamhusain Khan of the Indore Gharana (musical tradition). He returned to the U.S. in 1966, continuing his study in subsequent visits to his teacher in India, and has since appeared in concert and in radio and television broadcasts in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Dubai, Egypt, Morocco, Dubai, Egypt, Europe, Great Britain, Canada, Central and South America, and throughout the United States. In 1988 he was awarded the honorary title "Khan Sahib" by the All Pakistan Music Conference, and was given that organization's 1989 gold medal for performance. In 1991, 1996, and 2004, he was recognized for his sitar artistry by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and has taught Urdu language and literature, Indian music, South Asian culture, and world and contemporary American music at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, Duke University, and most recently at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has also lectured at a wide range of colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, and has written in a variety of forms, on South Asian, Iranian, and Middle Eastern music and musical culture.
In the summer of 2006, he composed and performed original incidental music for, and appeared in a minor acting role in, the Washington Shakespeare Theatre’s eight-week production of Love’s Labor’s Lost in the Landsburg Theatre in Washington; in a subsequent ten-day run at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon; and in a final series of performances in 2007 at the Carter-Barron Amphitheatre as part of Washington’s “Shakespeare in the Park.�


Brian Q Silver, long-time ...

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Brian Q Silver, long-time chief of VOA's Urdu Service, is taking on a new and broader role at Voice of America, becoming Ethnomusicologist and World Music Curator for the agency. Although the title is new, the job reflects the important role that both traditional and contemporary world music has come to play in VOA's programming.

In this new position, Brian will utilize his experience and knowledge
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A professional sitar player, Brian has received the honorary title


"Unfortunately, even though the Bihar ...

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"Unfortunately, even though the Bihar Brothers' visa application was approved in a timely fashion by USCIS in the US, the interviewing officer in India declined to approve the visa application," Dr. Brian Q. Silver, Executive Director, International Music Associates, based in Washington, DC, wrote to The American Bazaar, adding that they hoped to reschedule another tour next fall.

"We very much regret having to cancel this very promising tour, but this decision by the U.S. Consular Office in India leaves us no choice. We hope to schedule another tour next fall," wrote Silver.


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Brian Q. Silver , chief of the Urdu Service at the Voice of America , and executive director of International Music Associates.

November 20
Persian Cuisine and Culture.The delicacy of Persian cooking brought to life in relation to ancient Persian legends and modern Iranian ceremonies.Nesta Ramazani , authority on culinary art of Iran , author of Persian cooking : A table of Exotic Delights.


Brian Q. Silver (sitar), ...

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Brian Q. Silver (sitar), after graduating from Harvard College in 1964, went to India under a Fulbright grant to learn sitar with the late Ustad Ghulamhusain Khan of the Indore Gharana (musical tradition).He returned to the U.S. in 1966, continuing his study in subsequent visits to his teacher in India, and has since appeared in concert and in radio and television broadcasts in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Europe, Great Britain, Canada, Central and South America, and throughout the United States.In 1988 he was awarded the honorary title "Khan Sahib" by the All Pakistan Music Conference, and was given that organization's 1989 gold medal for performance.In 1991, 1996, and 2004, he was recognized for his sitar artistry by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and has taught Urdu language and literature, Indian music, South Asian culture, and world and contemporary American music at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, Duke University, and most recently at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.He has also lectured at a wide range of colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, and has written in a variety of forms, on South Asian, Iranian, and Middle Eastern music and musical culture.Most recently, he appeared in a minor acting role in, and composed and performed original incidental music for, the Washington Shakespeare Theatre's production of Love's Labor's Lost, which will be presented at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon in August 2006.

Brian is currently Chief of the Voice of America's Urdu Service in Washington.He is also founder and Executive Director of International Music Associates (established in 1982), whose clients have included Independent Broadcasting Associates, for which he served as senior music consultant for two major award-winning NPR series-the ten-part "World of Islam", and the ten-part "Passages to India"; the New York Public Library and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as curator for the major Festival of India exhibition, "India: The Performing Arts"; the television series "Smithsonian World", for which he did the soundtrack for the PBS television film, "Islam"; a variety of recording companies; and the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

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