Kabul Dreams

Kabul Dreams
Brain Drain

Kabul Dreams is the first rock band from Afghanistan, establishing itself in Kabul in 2008 after the fall of the Taliban regime. As pioneers of rock in Afghanistan, the band has paved the way for a modest but growing rock scene in the country, rebuilding itself after decades of war. The band’s motivation to perform came from their own love for music, but also from a public hunger for a new life after war – a life that included new music and art. Since then, the band has released two albums with Grammy-winning sound engineer Alan Sanderson, and starred in the award-winning film "Radio Dreams" alongside Metallica's Lars Ulrich. Their musical influences include Sex Pistols, Metallica, Nirvana and Oasis.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Kabul, AFGHANISTAN
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Rock
Event Type: Showcase