Once Banned by Taliban, Afghanistan is Resurrecting its Music,Art and Historic Sites @AKDNAfg

Dubai: Resurrection of centuries’ old music is one of the key projects Agha Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) is carrying out in Afghanistan.

Rubab-class_16b084dfeef_large

It is indeed a huge task in a country where once the Taliban regime had banned over a thousand years of Afghani musical traditions and outlawed it in the whole country.

AKTC has launched the Master-Apprentice (Ustod-Shogird) Music Training Programme, offering lessons to hundreds of students by master musicians in Kabul and Herat, as part of its plans to revive culture, heritage, art and music in Afghanistan, said Ajma Majwandi, a famous architect and Chief Executive Officer of the AKTC in Afghanistan.

AKTC-event-in-Abu-Dhabi_16b08564c0e_original-ratio

Majwandi delivered a lecture titled ‘Inspiration to Aspire’ – the work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Afghanistan – at the annual Ramadan suhour event hosted at the Ismaili Centre in Dubai. The event which was held in collaboration with the Embassy of Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi, was attended by a large number of people from different nationalities including diplomats.

Read more at the source:

https://gulfnews.com/uae/once-banned-by-taliban-afghanistan-is-resurrecting-its-musicart-and-historic-sites-1.64282795

 

 

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.