Afghanistan Sings Again

Music is starting to flow again in Afghanistan. “A revolutionary musical revival is under way here after six years during which all music, even humming on the streets, was forbidden. The lively scene on Kabul’s version of New Orleans’ Bourbon Street is one indicator. Another is the birth of Radio Arman, a new station unlike anything Afghanistan has ever seen. ‘When you deprive someone of water for five days and then you finally give them some, you will see what the taste will be. That’s what music is to us Afghans’.”