The Afghan Children Song Project.

More than 45 years ago, a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan collected a series of children’s songs.  The ensuing turmoils that Afghanistan went through, including the period when the Taliban banned all music, meant that a lot of Afghan culture was lost, some forever.

But the Peace Corps volunteer, Dr. Louise Pascale, kept a copy of the children’s anthology of Afghan songs that she had collected.  Thus began the Afghan Children Song Project, supported by the National Geographic Society, and others.

The National Art Gallery in Washington announced in 2008 that on the occasion of the Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul exhibition the “historic compilation of children’s songs from Afghanistan” was being published.

About Barbara Dillon Hillas

Mother of global nomads; wife of diplomat; peripatetic lawyer; annotator of foreign service life, rule of law, culture, travel, & whatever strikes my fancy.
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