This year we have planned Afghan Summer festival in London on Sunday 18 August 2013 at the beautiful Roxeth Recreation Ground ( Roxeth Park),South Harrow for one full day (9am to 9 pm) and we are expecting over 20 vendors and over 5000 audiences. We strive to bring the flavour of Afghanistan, tradition and culture and create an ambience of festivities on this particular day. The idea is to provide an opportunity to the local residents to see Afghan culture and the Afghan Community in the UK to come and enjoy this beautiful day with their families and their compatriots and bring together the younger generation to flaunt this beautiful festival while showcasing our rich Afghan heritage and culture, Afghan Summer Festival 2013 shall include celebrations throughout the day through cultural shows,live music on stage,Fun fair, Kids activities, Afghan Kite flying, display of sport activities and Afghan football cup along with BOOTHS & VENDORS from various companies and restuarants.
29‐year‐old, Moska Najib, is one of 150 applicants short listed for Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World Competition.” Ms. Najib is the only Afghan contender representing Afghanistan, show your support to Moska and join her facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/moskathephotographer
Few Americans have any real notion of what life is genuinely like for ordinary Afghan citizens. We receive snippets of information here and there but they only give us small pieces of material…not really sufficient for forming a whole picture. One way or another, from the time that the soviets invaded in the late 70s during the Carter administration, to the senseless, unimaginable horror of watching the newsreels of Taliban destroying the Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001 to later the same year when the US invaded, news from Afghanistan has been popping up sporadically for three decades. It was very intriguing indeed to learn about a documentary the premise of which is to follow the life of an Afghan boy for a ten-year period.
A concert with Homayun Sakhi
The rubab is a musical instrument from Central Asia – a type of double-chambered lute.
Come and listen to the brilliant Afghan rubab virtuoso Homayun Sakhi play Afghan music representing the coming together of cultural influences from the east, north, and west of present-day Afghanistan. The great historical empires of Persia, Central Asia, and India have all contributed instruments, genres, and performance styles to Afghanistan’s diverse musical landscape. Accompanied by tabla player Yusuf Mahmoud, Homayun Sakhi performs a full raga and folk pieces. Read more →
The history of Afghanistan has wondered Historians, Writers, Adventurers etc, from all over the world. The last few years of pre-mature peace in the country has attracted Historians, Archaeologists and many other professionals to study and save it’s history.
Some of the greatest time in history of Afghanistan have never been revealed either through books, films, cinemas, threshers or theatre.