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Tabla player on a mission to revive Afghani musicSamir was also the first non-Afghan musician ...

Deccan Herald 27 Jan 2023
Samir was also the first non-Afghan musician to perform after the Taliban rule ceased. During that show, held at a radio station in Kabul and attended by local musicians, some elderly men sobbed ... All this started with a collaboration with Dr Ahmad Naser Sarmast, an Afghan- ... When the Soviet came, they shook the religious pillar of the Afghan society.

The Azadi Briefing: Afghanistan Plunged Into Darkness Amid Massive Power Outages

Radio Free Europe 27 Jan 2023
I'm Abubakar Siddique, a senior correspondent at RFE/RL's Radio Azadi ... "Even one hour of electricity helped warm our home," Karima Rahimyar, a teacher in Kabul, told Radio Azadi. She said most Afghans do not have the money to buy coal or wood for heating ... to Afghans.

Banned at home, Afghan music is thriving in the diaspora

Economist 23 Jan 2023
A well-known singer and former judge of “Afghan Star”—the equivalent of “American Idol”—Mr Fanoos asked for song requests ... Local radio stations no longer play Afghan music programmes; the likes of “Afghan Star” are not broadcast on television ... Buddhism and ancient Greek instruments are thought to have influenced early Afghan folk tunes, for instance.

New River Air Station Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan

Jacksonville Daily News 21 Jan 2023
... forces and approximately 10,000 civilians, the release explained, adding his courageous actions to rescue a stranded Afghan air traffic controller and retrieve mission-essential radio equipment while taking hostile small-arms fire allowed evacuation operations to resume safely.

The Response: Survival of the Richest with Douglas Rushkoff

Resilience 13 Jan 2023
[00.33.33] But the fact that everybody thinks they need an opinion, that millions of people need to tweet what they think about the Afghan withdrawal strategy or anything like that, it’s like, I remember saying to the person on the radio, I said, well, what if just 100,000 people ...

Taliban Spokesperson Says Court Due to Rule on Media Licenses

Voa News 05 Jan 2023
But Afghan journalists and media associations see the move as an attempt to further curtail press freedom ... “They implement the law based on their preferences,” Gul Mohammad Graan, president of the Afghan chapter of the South Asian Association of Reporters Club and Journalists Forum, told VOA.

U.S.-Trained Afghan Soldiers Angry Over Their Plight Are Ready To Join Russia's War Against Ukraine

Radio Free Europe 27 Dec 2022
According to WhatsApp messages viewed by RFE/RL's Radio Azadi, some former Afghan commandos are already making the move to join the Vagner Group, also known as Wagner, a ...

Media Outlet Closes Due to \u2018Threats\u2019 to \u2018Ensure Safety\u2019 of Employees

Khaama Press 12 Dec 2022
The FM radio broadcasts from Voice of America (VOA) and Azadi radio, an Afghan subsidiary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, or RFE/RL, were suspended on December 2 by the authorities, who cited a lack of adherence to journalistic standards and biased broadcasts as the reason.

Fans mourn death of Afghan folk singer Qamar Gula

Dawn 11 Dec 2022
Born in the Afghan province Nangrahar in 1952, Ms Gula had begun her singing career at the tender age of seven and shot to fame 15 years later when the Radio and Television Afghanistan (RTA) aired her maiden Pashto folk song ... The culture department opened doors of radio and TV on Afghan folk artists and literati.

Qamar Gula, a Popular Pashto Singer Dies in Canada

Khaama Press 10 Dec 2022
The Afghan Community in ... She is credited to be the second female Pashto singer to have sung for Radio Television Afghanistan ... Some describe Qamar Gula, as ‘Afghanistan’s golden voice and a great artist’ others call her the queen of Afghan Radio.

Gandhara Briefing: Afghans Brace For Brutal Winter, Chinese Influence In Pakistan, Malnourished Afghan Children

Radio Free Europe 09 Dec 2022
RFE/RL's Radio Azadi and I report about Afghans bracing for another brutal winter under Taliban rule. With hunger rising and food and energy prices surging, aid groups warn that many Afghans face a choice between buying firewood to warm themselves or food to feed themselves ... Radio Azadi reports on the sharp rise in malnutrition among Afghan children.

Afghans Struggle For Survival As Country Braces For Second Winter Under Taliban Rule

Radio Free Europe 08 Dec 2022
“I sold our carpets and kitchen utensils to buy food and fuel for the winter,” the father-of-five, who lives in the northern Afghan province of Parwan, told RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi ... Many Afghans are bracing for the worst ... Afghans who do not have possessions or employment have taken even more desperate steps.

Afghan Taliban carry out first public execution since takeover

The Wire Network 08 Dec 2022
Taliban take off air radio free Europe's Afghan service The statement named the executed man as Tajmir, son of Ghulam Sarwar, and said he was a resident of Anjil district in Herat province ... The hardline Islamists had promised a softer rule this time round, but have introduced increasingly severe restrictions on the lives of Afghans.

The secret life of Afghans under the Taliban

Economist 05 Dec 2022
America’s decision to freeze Afghan assets overseas and impose wide-ranging sanctions on the Taliban made the situation even worse ... Nasim and his friends looked forward to Thursdays – the start of the Afghan weekend – when they gathered to covertly listen to Afghan music programmes broadcast by foreign radio stations.

Russia ‘open’ to talks on Ukraine but presses demands after Biden comment

The Wire Network 03 Dec 2022
Biden has not spoken directly with Putin since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 ... Also read ... Also read. Taliban take off air radio free Europe's Afghan service Separately, the German government confirmed it was preparing to deliver seven Gepard tanks to Ukraine, adding to the 30 air-defence tanks already being used to fight Russian forces ... ....

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