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Afghanistan: Safdar Tawakoli

25 February 2008

  Safdar Tawakoli is a leading Hazara folk singer and dambura player in Afghanistan. Since the 1950’s Tawakoli’s song ‘We are all brothers’ has been famous as a national unity song. It was re-recorded by the singer Farhad Darya in 2002.   Click on the photo two times to start the …

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Afghanistan: Farhad Darya

25 February 2008

  Farhad Darya is the most famous and best-selling pop singer, music director and composer in Afghanistan. He is known as ‘Voice of Afghan People’ as well as ‘International Voice of Afghanistan’. Regarding the history of music censorship in the country, Farhad Darya’s case is one of the most significant. …

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Afghanistan: Zhakfar Hussaini

25 February 2008

  Zhakfar Hussaini was censor in Afghanistan Writers Association in Balkh in 1986-1992. Today he is a poet and a graphic designer. He is also head of Afghanistani PEN’s publication section. Click on the photo two times to start the video.   In this interview Zhakfar Hussaini explains the way …

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Afghanistan: Aiab Gul Delshad

25 February 2008

  Aiab Gul Delshad is the head of Afghanistan’s Music Union, and also a famous folk singer. He started working with Radio Afghanistan in 1950. Aiab Gul Delshad was arrested once, and imprisoned and tortured another time, because of a few words in two song lyrics.   Click on photo …

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Afghanistan: Aziz Ghaznawi

25 February 2008

    Aziz Ghaznawi is an authority on music administration in Afghanistan. Aziz Ghaznawi is also a singer, and his songs have been broadcasted on air since 1965. He was employed by Radio Afghanistan in 1968 where, during a period, he was head of the music production department. Click on …

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Afghanistan: Baktash Kamran

25 February 2008

  Baktash Kamran is a lead singer in his own band, Kamran Music Group, famous amongst young Afghans. Baktash Kamran is the son of the popular Afghan comedian, Haji Mohammad Kamran. Click on the photo two times to start the video.     In this interview Baktash Kamran speaks about …

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