Streams

Afghan Youth Orchestra

Monday, February 11, 2013

William Harvey, the American conductor of the Afghan Youth Orchestra, and Milad Yousoufi, a pianist with the orchestra, discuss the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) bringing its Afghan Youth Orchestra to the United States for the first time. The orchestra was started after the fall of the Taliban to rebuild the musical culture of Afghanistan. The orchestra provide a trade and skill for children (both boys and girls) to help get them off the streets of Kabul.

Guests:

Milad Yousoufi and William Harvey
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Comments [1]

Meredith from nyc

Sounds fascinating--I will listen tonight--I didn't know the Afghans had this. These wonderful musical training programs for poor youth are a brilliant idea--they do much good and spread valuable culture-- Like the Bolivar Youth Orchestra, with Gustavo Dudamel and other orchestras in South America. These are marvelous for kids on so many levels, especially psyhcological--and great for kids and adults in the audience too.

Feb. 11 2013 02:49 PM

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