Noor Wodjouatt, son of Professor Nassir Ahmad Khan Wodjouatt M.D., one of Afghanistan's most prestigious
physicians, was born in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan. From an early age, he was surrounded with music
and poetry, and developed a love for the arts. He moved to France in 1980 and began to pursue an education
in contemporary art, and worked in the International Center of Contemporary Art in Lyon, France. He changed
his residence once again in 1990,and moved to the United States.
Here, he participated in collective art exhibitions at the Washington Project for the Arts in 1992. When
he came to America, he began to learn music from his older brother Bassir A. Wodjouatt, who plays the Rubob,
classical Afghan instrument. He studied classical Indian Raga from his cousin, Wali Raoufi. Mr. Raoufi is
one of the best Afghan Sarod players, and has received classical Indian Raga training from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan,
one of the most famous musicians of India. Mr. Raoufi has played concerts with Noor Wodjouatt, and has helped him compose many of his songs.