AFGHANISTAN’S FIRST ALL-FEMALE ORCHESTRA
The Nine Muses Festival will include a fireside chat with Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, the founder and director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), which includes Zohra.
Dr Ahmad and ANIM were the laureates at 2018’s Polar Music Prize. Zohra is Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra, consisting of female musicians between the ages of 12-19 and will perform a concert at Berwaldhallen on the evening of March 8th. Spotify, the Nine Muses Festival and Polar Music Prize is supporting the event and have played a part in enabling the orchestra to come to Sweden. All attendees of the Nine Muses Festival will also get to enjoy the concert at Berwaldhallen during the evening. Read more about An Evening For Afghanistan and support the event with a donation to Radiohjälpen’s work in Afghanistan here.