Traditional Music of Afghanistan

Uploaded on Monday 23 September 2013


Music in Afghanistan has a rich historical heritage. During the 1990’s, the post- soviet and Taliban government banned music and most of the public music-making. Musicians continued to play their instruments after the Taliban regime.

Afghanistan’s music tradition has been influenced by Arabs, Persians, Indians, Mongolians, Chinese and many others passing through the trade routes. The different kind of instruments in Afghanistan are Rubab, Dombura, Ghichak , Dutar, Sorna, Sitar, Dilruba, Tambur.


Language: Farsi

Length: 4:15

Country: Afghanistan

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