Afgan girls fight extremism with the power of music

Afgan girls fight extremism with the power of music

Zarifa Adiba loves music. In Afghanistan, that makes her a target..
In today’s video we’re going to talk about the cultural differences between Italy and USA when it comes to dating, specifically among young people! Be sure to let me know in the comments if you guys agree with me!
And her last comment should be… thank you USA for making this happen and sacrificing life and treasure so I can play my music….we will fight back from inside so your lives were not given in vane. Etc

Can Music and Politics mix?

Can Music and Politics mix?

I was 19 years old when I first heard the Kronos Quartet’s “Howl, U.S.A.”  The album dons as its cover Robert Mapplethorpe’s stunning portrait of a tattered, weatherworn and ever-so-slightly transparent American flag.  The image seemed symbolic of the music — political works by Scott Johnson, Michael Daugherty, Harry Partch (arr. Ben Johnston) and Lee Hyla — which struck me as an honest, direct and sometimes difficult-to-hear assessment of a country in tatters.  I was enthralled.

Some think that to soil music with base, terrestrial politics is improper, even rude.

Although I’d grown up listening to Woodstock-era protest music, and was aware of the political text (and subtext) found in some heavy metal, punk and hip hop it had never occurred to me until this moment that classical music, loosely defined, could be political. The course of my artistic output was suddenly and drastically changed.
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