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Playing for freedom: The journey of a young Afghan violist • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE24, 17 Nov 2021
In January 2017, an all-female orchestra from #Afghanistan performed for world leaders at the World Economic Forum, a symbol of just how far the country had come since the dark days of the #Taliban. #Viola player Zarifa Adiba was just 18 years old when she led that #orchestra in Switzerland. Her memoir, which has just been published in French, is an extraordinary account of how music offered her a chance to show herself, her family and the world what Afghan women are capable of. She joined us for #Perspective and told us about her fears for Afghan #women and girls, now that the Taliban are in charge once again.

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