Afghan concert drops beats not bombs

Organisers hope rock festival could inspire Afghans to pick up guitars instead of guns.

    Hundreds of young Afghans have attended a rock music festival in the centre of Kabul, a first in nearly 30 years.

    Shrouded in secrecy and security to avoid attacks, the Sound Central festival showcased local Afghan bands alongside fellow musicians from Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and even Australia, offering a welcome distraction for music-hungry young people in a country shattered by violence.

    Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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