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Afghanistan’s Youth Orchestra Plans U.S. Tour

We could go on and on, back and forth, about Afghanistan, America’s impact on it, its impact on America, whatever, we’re not talking about that at all. Instead, listen: Afghanistan has a youth orchestra now. Sixteen years after the Taliban seized power and banned all forms of music in Afghanistan, they’ve put together a group of kids to play Mozart. And they’re coming to America next February for a pair of concerts, one in D.C. and one in New York. That’s pretty grand. (FULL ARTICLE: Daniel J. Wakin, The New York Times)