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Afghanistan: Theatre performance attacked by suicide bomber

13 December 2014

On 11 December 2014 a 17-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up inside a school auditorium in Kabul where a theatre play condemning suicide bombing, ‘Heartbeat: Silence After the Explosion’, was being presented by students of Kabul University’s Cinema and Theatre Department of Fine Art Faculty Several persons were killed by …

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Book with accounts of artists’ resistance to religious extremism

3 September 2013

Here is a book which describes a largely invisible global community of writers, artists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, activists, and educators of Muslim heritage around the world who often risk death to combat the rising tide of fundamentalism within their own countries. ‘Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here’ is …

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Afghanistan: Death threats force Afghan actress into hiding

27 August 2012

21-year-old actress Sahar Parniyan says she is living a nightmare after a fellow actress, Benafsha, was murdered by unknown men during the Eid celebrations in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. Sahar Parniyan used to perform in Afghan drama serials and tv shows together with 22-year-old Benafsha. Khaama Press reported that she has …

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Afghanistan: 22-year-old tv actress murdered

27 August 2012

On 20 August 2012, Benafsha, a 22-year-old tv actress, was stabbed to death as she was going to a bakery in the western part the capital Kabul. It was said that the roles Benafsha played in tv series were considered to be “against Islamic values and moralities” Benafsha was killed …

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Afghanistan: 17 civilians killed, allegedly for listening to music

27 August 2012

17 civilians have been killed by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, possibly for having been attending a party with music in an area under the control of the Taliban, according to Reuters, BBC News and Khaama Press. The bodies of two women and 15 men were found by …

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Afghanistan: Religious leaders stopped ‘immoral’ eid celebration concert

22 August 2012

An eid celebration concert by the popular young singer Shafiq Mureed was cancelled after local mullahs had labelled his music ‘immoral’, reported Freemuse’s regional network partners in Afghanistan. The city of Herat is one of the most sophisticated and culturally active towns in Afghanistan. A call from religious leaders in …

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Afghanistan: Music is making a comeback

4 July 2012

After decades of civil war and the Taliban’s ban on music, Afghanistan is trying to resuscitate music, and the Afghanistan National Institute of Music is one avenue toward that goal, reported Zia Ur Rehman in July 2012. Many musicians fled the country during the Taliban’s crackdown, but now some are …

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Dari

12 January 2012

          Wimpy Wasp Player   Flash Player upgrade required     ساره ابوی 3:15 مدت     به آن عده از موسیقی دانان ، شعرا و نویسنده گان و همچنان خبر نگاران ، نویسنده گان انترنت و فلم سازان که بخاطر اظهار عقاید شان از طریق …

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Afghanistan: Freemuse workshop in Kabul

25 November 2011

  At a workshop in Kabul participants from all over the country identified some of the key problems that make life difficult for Afghan musicians and composers. Musicians in Afghanistan continue to face several security problems. The problems are not only related to threats from Taliban but even from warlords. …

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Afghanistan: First rock music festival

14 September 2011

  Afghanistan’s first rock music festival, ‘Sound Central – The Central Asian Modern Music Festival’ is an advocacy event for freedom of expression at a critical time. “Sun, peace, and amplifiers”, wrote the organizer of Afghanistan’s first rock music festival as a kind of slogan for the event. But then …

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