Latest news
Thumbnail
Arts & Culture

Girl's Orchestra Welcomed Home After Swiss Tour

Members of the orchestra said their concerts had been a great success and that they were able to portray a different image of Afghanistan to the world.
 

The 30-member Afghan girl’s orchestra on Thursday received a warm welcome at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport after returning home from their successful tour of Switzerland – where they performed at 15 events.

The head of the National Music Institute Ahmad Nasir Sarmast said the Zohra Orchestra performed at special events in Switzerland attended by world leaders and politicians.

“All the concerts were performed at the World Economic Forum (meeting) in Switzerland where world leaders and politicians participated and they [the orchestra girls] attracted the attention of the world towards Afghanistan,” he said.

Members of the orchestra meanwhile said their concerts had been a great success and that they were able to portray a different image of Afghanistan to the world.

“It was an interesting trip. When we performed the concerts, people came and said they had another image of Afghanistan in their mind, but after the concerts they changed their minds about our country,” said Negin, head of the orchestra.

“We are happy that we received an award at the show and it is a proud moment for Afghanistan,” said Zarifa, a member of the orchestra.

Arts & Culture

Girl's Orchestra Welcomed Home After Swiss Tour

Members of the orchestra said their concerts had been a great success and that they were able to portray a different image of Afghanistan to the world.
 

Thumbnail

The 30-member Afghan girl’s orchestra on Thursday received a warm welcome at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport after returning home from their successful tour of Switzerland – where they performed at 15 events.

The head of the National Music Institute Ahmad Nasir Sarmast said the Zohra Orchestra performed at special events in Switzerland attended by world leaders and politicians.

“All the concerts were performed at the World Economic Forum (meeting) in Switzerland where world leaders and politicians participated and they [the orchestra girls] attracted the attention of the world towards Afghanistan,” he said.

Members of the orchestra meanwhile said their concerts had been a great success and that they were able to portray a different image of Afghanistan to the world.

“It was an interesting trip. When we performed the concerts, people came and said they had another image of Afghanistan in their mind, but after the concerts they changed their minds about our country,” said Negin, head of the orchestra.

“We are happy that we received an award at the show and it is a proud moment for Afghanistan,” said Zarifa, a member of the orchestra.

Share this post