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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Two books written by Dr. Enayatullah Shahrani were given yesterday to Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture.
The books titled ‘Music in Afghanistan’ and ‘Contemporary sculptors of Afghanistan’ written by Dr. Enayatullah Shahrani, former lecturer of Kabul University were granted by Hamidullah Shahrani, head of libraries for MoIC and representative of Enayatullah Shahrani to Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari.
In these books, Dr. Enayatullah Shahrani, the country’s top writer and researcher, has briefed life stages and biography of hundreds of the country’s top writers and researchers, life of hundreds of musicians, singers, musicians and other artists.
The books were granted to national archive library for the use of researchers and fans.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A prominent folklore singer of up to forty years art, Wahid Qaemi was honored with music master during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Information and Culture, BNA reported Sunday.
The agency said Qasemi received the title for his hard work and endeavors in the field of retrieving the country’s folklore music during 40 years of his age as Afghan singer, as toured to many provinces of the country to identify local artists and record their music.
According to the agency, Qasemi had also organized folklore music festivals in the north and central regions of the country and in the recent years, he could successfully train the youth participating the Afghan Star program annually launched by the popular Tolo TV in Afghanistan.
Ustad Qasemi formed his first music group (Shaheen) in cooperation with Abdullah Qasemi, Qasem Qasemi and Turyalai Nawa in Kabul in 1987 (1356) Persian calendar), but fled increasing war and sought asylum in Canada.
He returned home in the recent years and started strengthening Afghan original music through his tour around the country, the agency said.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, deputy minister of culture and acting minister of information and culture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghan consultative organization for preservation of cultural heritages here yesterday, BNA reported.
According to the agency, in the ceremony which was also attended by the director of the historical monuments department of the ministry of information and culture Eng Abdul Ahad Abbasi, acting minister said the Afghan consultative organization would ease the ministry in restoration of the historical monuments and preservation of historical sites and cultural heritages.
According to Prof. Bawari, the organization would initially help restore the Toop Dara stupa of Parwan and Maranjan stupa of Kabul in close coordination with the ministry’s department of the historical monuments. Meanwhile, Eng. Abdul Hasib Noori the organization’s director informed of his institution’s continued cooperation with ministry of information and culture, the agency added.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A prominent Indian singer Adnan Sami is all set to make a debut in the Indian Film industry, playing the role of an Afghan artist.
Sami informed regarding the making of the film ‘Afghan-in Search of a Home’ through his official Twitter account.
A post of the film was also released by Sami on social media-showing the picture of the Afghan artist in traditional cloth and holding the Rabab musical instrument.
A film by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, ‘Afghan-In Search of a Home’ is believed to depicting the picture of an Afghan artist who was forced to leave his home country, similar as millions of other Afghan refugees.
The movie expectedly highlights the status of musicians in a country where music and art turnout to be the most neglected affairs, according to the local media reports.
The film will be produced by Roya S Khan with Sami still in the charge of the music of the film.
It is expected that the making of the film will kick off this year and will be released worldwide earlier next year.

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