2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Rising in the East: The Unstoppable Force of Music in Afghanistan

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Come hear from the pioneers and leaders of the new east meets west music scene with tales from the underground of listening to Led Zeppelin and The Doors during the early Taliban-banned music era, to stories of staging rock festivals in a conflict zone, and the simple act of learning guitar in an atmosphere where modern music is often met with strong disapproval. Now, using music as a universal language to strengthen forces of the youth conveying peaceful messages in the country and throughout the region.


Raby Adib


Kabul Dreams

Robin Ryczek


Rock School Kabul

Siddique Ahmad


Kabul Dreams

Sulyman Qardash


Kabul Dreams

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