Afghan youth orchestra begins first US tour

First orchestra since fall of Taliban makes musical debut as it's welcomed by John Kerry.

    Afghanistan's first orchestra since the fall of the Taliban has embarked on a three-city tour of the United States.

    Students from the National Institute of Music began their tour of the US east coast at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington DC, where they were welcomed by John Kerry, the newly-appointed secretary of state.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.