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Rush’s Alex Lifeson returns with first music in nine years, announces new Epiphone Les Paul model 16 Jun 2021
Alex Lifeson of Rush has released two new instrumental songs and announced a brand-new signature electric guitar model with Epiphone. READ MORE ... The songs, Kabul Blues and Spy House, mark the Rush guitarist’s first new music since 2012’s Clockwork Angels, the band’s 19th and final studio album ... ....

Remembering Ghazal Maestro Sarahang 39 Years After His Death

Tolo News 06 Jun 2021
Mohammad Husain Sarahang, "the crown of Afghanistan’s music" – a title given to him after his death-- passed away 39 years ago in Kabul ... Kabul's Kharabat Street is his birthplace, an area that once housed Afghanistan’s famed and most loved musicians, maestros and singers, many of whom had followed their ancestors in the pursuit of music.

Co Tyrone teenage musician Cara Monaghan teams up with Afghan Women’s Orchestra for music video

Belfast Telegraph 13 Apr 2021
Music had been banned in Afghanistan in 1996 by the Taliban, with those found playing or selling it imprisoned and tortured, and many musicians fleeing the country ... Dr Sarmast was in exile in Australia in 2001 but had begun negotiating the rebuilding of music education with the Afghan government and went on to found ANIM in Kabul in 2010.

'Talibanisation of education': Why did Afghanistan's government try to ban schoolgirls from singing?

The New Arab 02 Apr 2021
"All public, private and supplementary schools must ban schoolgirls 12 and older from performing in music choirs in any ceremony and public programmes". It was this very letter by Kabul's Education Director, Ahmad Zamir Kawara, that caused outrage in the country ... "The director of education in Kabul does not outrank the minister of education.

'Music is my life': ban on schoolgirls singing in Afghanistan met with protest

The Observer 16 Mar 2021
The letter also stipulated that girls couldn’t be trained by a male music teacher ... Women across Afghanistan express themselves through music, with many using it as a coping mechanism in times of violence and war ... It’s a way for me to reach truth,” she said from a basement gym at a Kabul school where was practising music and dance with her students.

Afghanistan investigates ban on girls' singing

BBC News 14 Mar 2021
The Afghan education ministry says it is investigating a recent statement from the director of education in the capital, Kabul, which banned girls older than 12 from singing in public ... The Kabul statement banned girls 12 years and older from singing at school functions, and also banned older girls from having male music teachers.

Memo banning Afghan girls singing prompts #IAmMySong protest

Federal News Radio 13 Mar 2021
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A memo from Afghanistan’s education ministry banning girls 12 years old and older from singing at school functions has been causing a stir on social media, prompting the authorities to say it was a mistake and that its authors had misunderstood the objective.

Fri. 10:15 a.m.: Memo banning Afghan girls singing prompts #IAmMySong protest

The Vindicator 13 Mar 2021
7 file photo, students attend an open air class at a primary school in Kabul, Afghanistan, An Afghan education ministry memo banning girls, 12 years old and older, from singing at public school functions, which the education ministry tells The Associated Press today was a mistake, is causing a social media stir.

Memo banning Afghan girls from singing prompts #IAmMySong protest

Hindustan Times 12 Mar 2021
Music, except religious songs, was also banned, as was television. The memo, which went to all school districts in Kabul, was rescinded, said ministry spokeswoman Najiba Arian, insisting that its authors had misunderstood the purpose. A new memo was subsequently sent, saying music groups for both secondary school girls and boys are banned.

Vilar Center at Beaver Creek presents 2 evenings with JoJo Hermann and Jerry Joseph this weekend

Vail Daily 11 Mar 2021
“JoJo is so adept at these musical styles,” Joseph said ... I like happy music, but for me, it tends to be the spiritual stuff.”. In his quest to make a difference, Joseph started Nomad Music Foundation, a nonprofit that teaches displaced teens in Afghanistan, Sulaymaniyah, Dahuk, Kurdish Iraq and Kabul to play guitar and sing.

ROCO Features Immigrant Stories In My Journey To America

Houston Press 10 Mar 2021
My Journey to America is a suite of five short movements, each preceded by a spoken narrative by Yousufi, describing his journey from his dramatic birth story in Kabul, Afghanistan to becoming a refugee in New York City ... By the age of 12 he was teaching painting and was able to attend the one and only music school in Kabul.

Anand K. Sahay | Afghan challenges for India & Taliban factor

Deccan Chronicle 24 Feb 2021
India’s interest has lately been underlined in spite of the unsettling political and military situation in Afghanistan, which may well permit the return of the Taliban to the seat of power in Kabul ... Kabul has not had an ambassador in New Delhi for more than two years and it fell to this young diplomat to fill a big gap.

Herat Rehab Centers Use Music Therapy for Drug Addicts

Tolo News 13 Feb 2021
Herat Rehab Centers Use Music Therapy for Drug Addicts. Rehabilitation centers in Herat province in the west of Afghanistan have chosen music therapy as a new method for the treatment of their patients. In one of these centers, live music is performed for two hours a day for drug addicts ...Drugs have been replaced by music for us.

WEF's online Davos summit to begin Sunday; Modi, Jinping among listed speakers over six days

The Times of India 13 Feb 2021
NEW DELHI/DAVOS ... Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his address on Thursday ... The concert will be presented as a shared expression of trust, connection and hope and it features orchestras and choirs in Beijing, Drakensberg, Florence, Kabul, Philadelphia, Vienna and Sao Paulo, with the cellist Yo-Yo Ma and music director Marin Alsop ... Download ... .

WEF’s online Davos summit begins; top leaders, biz heads to share views

Business Line 25 Jan 2021
A Global Concert’. The concert was presented as a shared expression of trust, connection and hope and it features orchestras and choirs in Beijing, Drakensberg, Florence, Kabul, Philadelphia, Vienna and Sao Paulo, with the cellist Yo-Yo Ma and music director Marin Alsop. The concert was filmed on location despite the Covid-19 challenges ... Also read.