Music has the ability to bring people together.
Such is the case with Sound Central, the 2nd annual music festival in Kabul that took place last week, with several females hitting the stage to play music.
Founded by Mountain2Mountain advisor Travis Beard, the goal is to show a different side of Afghanistan, but also to celebrate a creative outlet that we often take for granted in the West. Beard, himself a musician with the Kabul-based band, White City, has been integral in building an alternative music and art scene in Kabul through various outlets over the past five years.
“Afghans are really thirsty for music. The foreigners, who have more access to music, are more nonchalant about it,” Beard told AFP.
Bringing in artists from the United States, Sri Lanka and throughout Central Asia, it’s hard to not be inspired by this musical showing of solidarity.
To read more about music in Afghanistan, check out this inspiring article on USA Today.