Campaign on BBC World Service Newshour

The growing plight of Afghanistan’s musicians as highlighted by the Campaign’s Open Letter to the Sunday Times was featured on BBC World Service’s Newshour programme, hosted by James Menendez, on 03 October 2021.

James Menendez spoke to Afghan musician and musicologist Mirwaiss Sidiqi, Visiting Researcher at Goldsmith’s University of London and Director of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Afghanistan, about the situation on the ground right now in Afghanistan for his friends and colleagues.

The segment begins at 45:00.

Published by afghanmusicians An international coordination effort advocating for all Afghanistan's musicians in a time of crisis, along with their extraordinarily rich musical traditions, from the classical rabab to the latest pop music. Lead co-ordinator, Dr Katherine Schofield.

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