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Saturday, October 10, 2009


Silva Screen Records has released the original soundtrack recording of Afghan Star, a documentary about the TV show of the same name, which follows the trials and tribulations of a number of young people seeking to bring their music out from behind the doors that were closed to them for so many years under the Taliban, often at considerable personal risk. The album presents samples of their work, along with selections from Afghans living as refugees in other parts of the world and their efforts, whilst retaining something of a traditional Afghan musical identity, also reflect more western influences, now that the whole wide musical world is opening up to them. Aside from the one heavily rap influenced track, this is really quite an infectious little album, even if many of us won't be able to understand the lyrics.
To sample tracks from the album, and download or purchase a copy on CD, go to


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