Last night, we watched a documentary on Zohra, Afghanistan’s first all-women orchestra named after the Persian goddess of music and made up of girls and women between the ages of 13-20, from a Kabul orphanage, was created in 2010 as a symbol of freedom from Taliban rule. I was truly inspired by these gifted girls and women who found such joy in creating beautiful sounds with their instruments.
Sadly, though, their music was silenced after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan. However, these young musicians have promised that they will be heard again. Check out this video to hear their story and their music.