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Afghan Youth Orchestra Prepares to Play Washington and New York, Bigtimei
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February 05, 2013 11:17 PM
In embattled Afghanistan, music is making an appearance after having been banned outright under the Taliban in the late 1990s. In 2010, the Afghanistan Youth Orchestra was created, the first orchestra formed in that country in more than 30 years. Today, its musicians are preparing their debut performances in famous American concert halls. VOA’s Brian Allen has more.

Afghan Youth Orchestra Prepares to Play Washington and New York, Bigtime

Published February 05, 2013

In embattled Afghanistan, music is making an appearance after having been banned outright under the Taliban in the late 1990s. In 2010, the Afghanistan Youth Orchestra was created, the first orchestra formed in that country in more than 30 years. Today, its musicians are preparing their debut performances in famous American concert halls. VOA’s Brian Allen has more.


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