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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Full Article. Live rock returned to Afghanistan after three long decades on Saturday as young men and women cheered and leapt into the air to the sound of heavy bass beats and punk rock.
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From BBC - Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The event finished in the Central Sound Festival at Bagh-e Babor Gardens
It was arranged in secret, dates and venues closely guarded until the day.
But this basement gig, held underneath a veterinary clinic, isn't in London or New York but in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The event was part of the city's first rock festival since the fall of the Taliban and it went ahead despite threats to some of the bands.
"Four or five years ago all this could only have been a dream," says lead vocalist of District Unknown, Kassim.
"You wouldn't even be able to dream it up actually. Having a rock festival, people gathering, girls and boys together and listening to this music and headbanging. But this week it's happening."
Posted by Faisal Alam at 1:10 PM