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