Tolo News: ‘The breadwinner’ – Angelina Jolie’s animated film about an Afghan girl, has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for best motion picture. This animation tells the story of a young Afghan girl named Parvana who cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy so as to earn money for her family after the
The Washington Post: “Music has always been in the blood of Afghans, but it was silenced for a long time,” said Massood Sanjer, program manager for Tolo Television and a founder of the show, in its 13th season. “ ‘Afghan Star’ has created a revolution in music at the same time the country has moved to democracy.” But not
VICE: Having left Afghanistan as a refugee in 1983, Tarique Qayumi worked on a secret project when he returned to Kabul from 2011 to 2015. While working for a TV station there, he and his wife Tajana Prka collaborated on the feature film Black Kite, a family drama about a kite maker who risks everything to
VOA News October 29, 2017 When Angelina Jolie puts her name on a film, you will likely find an important message in there. “The Breadwinner” is no exception, spinning an inspiring tale of an Afghan girl who won’t be denied her human rights. The film was recently screened in Washington with a special guest who
Tolo News: The Afghanistan National Institute Of Music (ANIM) on Sunday honored well known singer, Aryana Sayeed, with an award for bravery. Aryana has held public music concerts on a number of occasions in Afghanistan, including her show to mark Afghanistan’s Independence Day in August. This comes amid strong opposition of such events by some
Hollywood Reporter: Afghanistan has selected Roya Sadat’s drama A Letter to the President as its candidate for the best foreign-language film race at the Oscars. Roya Sadat’s drama of a female official intervening to save a woman from tribal punishment reflects harsh realities. Click here to read more (external link).
Mohammad Ahmadi VOA News July 5, 2017 A council of Shi’ite religious leaders in Bamyan province in central Afghanistan banned a local musical festival, calling it “Harram” or against Islamic law, while many other religious leaders hailed it as art and a cultural event. Local officials say that despite the disagreement with religious leaders, the
DW: The reality TV competition “Afghan Star” is Afghanistan’s most popular television show. The first female finalist so far was a young woman from a Taliban stronghold. Her success has put her life in danger. Click here to read more (external link).
PRI: Sulyman Qardash and I are in a rehearsal studio in Oakland. He’s the lead singer and guitarist of Kabul Dreams, one of Afghanistan’s first rock bands, and picks up a guitar to play me the song “Saturated Hope” off their newest album. Click here to read more (external link).
ANI: Spice Digital Limited, a Spice Connect company recently announced to become the platform and service provider for Roshan Afghanistan to launch a Music Karaoke product. The collaboration is intended to increase the music portfolio of Afghanistan, through which their subscribers can access a huge content playlist. Click here to read more (external link).