All Female Afghan Orchestra

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Discover the extraordinary story of Zohra, the first Afghan Women's Orchestra, and the international tour that captured the world by storm.

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Listen First All-Female Afghan Orchestra 3min 51sec; It's perhaps the unlikeliest symphony orchestra in the world — an all-female ensemble from a strict Muslim society where it's often dangerous for young women to step outside of their homes unescorted.

19-year-old Negin Khpalwak conducts an orchestra made up of 35 women in Afghanistan, despite the threat of violence. Of Khpalwak’s family, only her father is supportive of her music career. In fact, when she recently visited her home village, Khpalwak’s brothers and uncles threatened to beat her because she openly played music on television.

Led by Afghanistan’s first female conductors Negina Khpalwak and Zarifa Adiba, the band comprises of 30 members and is called ‘Zohra’ The recently concluded 47th annual World Economic Forum meeting observed something unusual and inspiring —30 young women from Afganistan took centre stage, putting the spotlight on women’s rights.

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The Afghanistan National Institute of Music. So the Afghan Women's Orchestra was born. It is the first ever all – female ensemble in the history of Afghanistan.

An Afghan orchestra, made up of young girls and women, rehearse ahead of their appearance a closing ceremony at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Rough cut (no reporter narration)}

In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music.

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KABUL • In the face of death threats and accusations that they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music.

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Barely three years ago, at a time when women in Afghanistan were not permitted even to leave their homes, the idea of a woman performing on stage – and in mixed company! – seemed inconceivable. Any wo.

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DAVOS, Switzerland: Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra brought the curtain down on this year’s World Economic Forum on Friday with a culture-crossing performance that overcame tradition and death threats in their homeland.Zohra, an ensemble of 35 young musicians aged 13 to 20, some orphans or from poor families, performed before a.

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Kabul, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s first — and only — all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women.The symphony’s two conductors show how difficult that can.

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. while Western troops and diplomats are still in Afghanistan makes prospects for the future all the more bleak. The international community has repeatedly professed its support for women’s rights,

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Jan 31, 2017 · An orchestra composed of 30 Afghan women, ages 14 to 20, is defying stereotypes and reviving the country's musical tradition.

Jan 21, 2017  · Afghanistan’s first all-girl orchestra performed a concert in front of world leaders at the closing of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 20. The group of 30 musicians aged 13 to 20, known as Zohra, performed parts of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony as well as popular Afghan pieces like Watan Jan (meaning.

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Afghanistan is not known for its performing art scene — most likely because Taliban banned all music when they took power in 1996. he’s working to send the school’s youth orchestra to the United St.

An orchestra composed of 30 Afghan women, ages 14 to 20, is defying stereotypes and reviving the country's musical tradition.

NEW YORK – Condoleezza Rice admits. in Afghanistan but women are not being executed in soccer stadiums today. and girls are going to school in Afghanistan and al-Qaida doesn’t have a stronghold.