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‘I definitely want to stay’: Afghan women grapple with prospect of life under the Taliban again

The Los Angeles Times 18 Jul 2021
KABUL, Afghanistan — ... Haidari owns Taj Begum, a cafe in Kabul’s shabby-chic Puli Surkh neighborhood ... Lina, a 13-year-old viola player, focuses on the music during a rehearsal of the all-female Zohra Orchestra in Kabul ... Anita takes a rest during a Zohra Orchestra rehearsal at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul.
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VIDEO: Berry Festival Held in Panjshir

Tolo News 14 Jul 2021
... an assortment of foods, played games, and listened to traditional music.
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‘Talibanned’: Favourite Afghan pastimes again under threat

Al Jazeera 08 Jul 2021
The Taliban had outlawed dozens of seemingly innocuous activities and pastimes in Afghanistan during its 1996-2001 rule, including kite flying, TV soap operas, pigeon racing, fancy haircuts, and even playing music ... According to the Taliban’s strict interpretation of Islam, only the human voice should produce music – and only in praise of God.
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A generation of Afghan professionals flees ahead of Taliban advance

Live Mint 07 Jul 2021
She returned to Kabul in 2014 and has since become a star in the country’s new film industry ... intelligence assessment concluded that Kabul could fall to the Taliban as soon as six months after the U.S ... Just like young men and women elsewhere, many in Kabul follow the same Instagram stars and music icons as young people in India or Europe.
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'Talibanned': From kite-running to breakdancing, Afghan pastimes again under threatPast time activities have made a ...

Deccan Herald 07 Jul 2021
The Taliban outlawed dozens of seemingly innocuous activities and pastimes in Afghanistan during their 1996-2001 rule -- including kite flying, TV soap operas, pigeon racing, fancy haircuts, and even playing music ... According to the Taliban's strict interpretation of Islam, only the human voice should produce music -- and only in praise of God ... Kabul.
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'Talibanned': From kite-running to breakdancing, Afghan pastimes again under threat

Straits Times 05 Jul 2021
KABUL (AFP) - The Taliban outlawed dozens of seemingly innocuous activities and pastimes in Afghanistan during their 1996-2001 rule - including kite flying, TV soap operas, pigeon racing, fancy haircuts, and even playing music ... "When the music played, I felt a tremor passing through my body out of sheer joy," he said.
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Musicians faced death under Taliban rule. They may be silenced once more

The Los Angeles Times 04 Jul 2021
When Taliban fighters entered Kabul in 1996, they brought a measure of stability but also their fundamentalist rule, which outlawed all music as well as radios and TVs. A man carefully glances outside to see who is coming from inside a musical instrument shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 2, 2021.
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Musicians faced death under Taliban rule; they may be silenced once more

Stars and Stripes 04 Jul 2021
When Taliban fighters entered Kabul in 1996, they brought a measure of stability but also their fundamentalist rule, which outlawed all music as well as radios and TVs ... Though he could have stayed abroad, the 32-year-old insisted on playing and teaching in Kabul “because my ...
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Rush’s Alex Lifeson returns with first music in nine years, announces new Epiphone Les Paul model

Guitar.com 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 ... ....
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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'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.
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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.
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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.

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