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Tambakoo-Tambur player & shoe repair man.
1979 Noor Mohammad Khan

Tambakoo-Tambur player & shoe repair man.

Herat, Afghanistan

Shakhaily Tambakoo (Mister Tobacco) as he liked to tell people his name was was an incredible tambur player.
His real name was Mir Agha Kushtu. He had a small 'hole in the wall' (literally) shoe repair shop near the Bala Hisar.

You can hear Tambakoo at

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Greg 30-May-2013 06:54
Very interesting instrument(at least to this old guitar player ) Perhaps the moniker "Mr Tobacco" referred to the leftover tobacco in a "filled" cigarette.
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