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BBC Radio 1: Rocking Kabul: Afghanistan stages secretive rock event

October 5, 2011

It was arranged in secret, dates and venues closely guarded until the day.

But this basement gig, held underneath a veterinary clinic, isn’t in London or New York but in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

The event was part of the city’s first rock festival since the fall of the Taliban and it went ahead despite threats to some of the bands.

“Four or five years ago all this could only have been a dream,” says lead vocalist of District Unknown, Kassim.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    October 5, 2011 21:11

    Arcaic traditions, made to mantain people on “captivity”, are on the way to finish, also if now people must wear face masks or cache on a part where they not be seen.
    Music and dances are not a tabù, but a natural aspiration to be free, for a moment, by duty of all types. Dances are not contrary to religion, as salms tell on this direction.
    The partecipation to a rock festival is indicative of an happened trasformation of society, trasformation that may not be soffocated.
    History may not be stopped, when the process in on act.
    An hope for a new society, an hope that we have the duty to trasforn an a reality.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. October 5, 2011 22:23

    Rock on Kabul. The freedom of expression is a natural part of our being.

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