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Breaking the Silence, screening and Q&A with Simon Broughton
Thursday 09 December 2021, 04:00pm - 06:00pm
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RAI RESEARCH WEBINAR 

A VIRTUAL SEMINAR SERIES BY THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE


Thursday 9 December 2021 at 4.00 - 6.00pm (GMT)  


This webinar will be held on Zoom, to register go here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqceGtqj0iE9SKYFfVmYi1fNaMD-3VDifo 

 

BREAKING THE SILENCE: MUSIC IN AFGHANISTAN

Screening and Q&A with Simon Broughton

Chaired by Prof John Baily (Goldsmiths, London)

and with Mirwaiss Sidiqi (Director of the Aga Khan Music School in Kabul; Visiting Research Fellow in the Afghanistan Music Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London)

 

The RAI Ethnomusicology-Ethnochoreology Committee announces the screening of Simon Broughton’s 2002 film Breaking the Silence: Music in Afghanistan. Filmed in Kabul and Peshawar, Pakistan, soon after the defeat of the Taliban, Broughton examines the effects of five years almost total suppression of music and the thirst for its return after the fall of the Taliban. It also charts the crossfire between music and politics over 20 years from the Soviet occupation to the fall of the Taliban, largely through interviews with Afghan musicians and music lovers.


Simon Broughton is a freelance journalist and documentary director who’s made many films on music for the BBC and other channels. These include Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam (C4), All the Russias (BBC4) and Fly Bird, Fly: The Hungarian Dance House Story (Duna TV). He’s Editor in Chief of Songlines, the world music magazine.