|U.S. Funding Effort to Preserve Afghan Music
The Freemuse report on music censorship in Afghanistan is believed to be one of the main sources behind a U.S. preservation grant.
The grant, provided by the State Department’s Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, has launched a project to record the music of respected Afghan musicians now residing in Pakistani refugee camps. Six album-length compact discs will document the music that was integral to important events in Afghan life. These recordings will be archived at the U.S. Library of Congress and will be broadcast by the Voice of America.
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