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Premiere: Qais Essar’s “The Culmination of a Sorrowful Life” Is a New Classic


Produced by Afghan-American filmmaker Ali Baluch, Qais Essar’s newest video brings a simple visual approach to a complex song. Unlike Essar and Baluch’s last, more experimental collaboration, “REVOLUTION: Part I ANTHEM,” the video pieces together straightforward shots of Essar playing the rabab in two different settings. According to Essar, the simple concept of the video contrasts the complexity of the song itself. “The Culmination of a Sorrowful Life” is the first track on Essar’s album The Ghost You Love The Most, and it is the beginning of a narrative about someone at the end of their life looking back on…