School Revives Music in Afghanistan 30 Years After Taliban Bans It

School Revives Music in Afghanistan 30 Years After Taliban Bans It

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Afghan National Institute of MusicFrom traditional instruments to rock guitars – the Afghan National Institute of Music gives disadvantaged children the chance to play a part in the resurgence of music in Afghanistan, which was widely banned under the Taliban regime as un-Islamic.

“You see Kabul was a very thriving, Afghanistan had a very thriving music community thirty years back and, as you know, the history, when the Talibans came they destroyed all the music instruments and now we are trying to revive it. And it should be revived. Kabul, Afghanistan has a very rich musical background.”

WATCH the video below from the NATO channel…

(For more information, see the Wall Street Journal story from May, 2010)

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