The Chishti Sufi sect of Kabul is an exception in that they use instruments like the rubab , tabla and harmonium in their worship; this music is called tatti “food for the soul”. Sarban’s songs set the template for the unique Persian-language Afghan musical sound that characterizes the most popular Afghan musical genre today. The multi-ethnic city of Kabul has long been the regional cultural capital, but outsiders have tended to focus on the city of Herat , which is home to traditions more closely related to Iranian music than in the rest of the country. Up until then, Afghanistan had been mainly a borrower of styles from Iran, India and other countries. This style emphasized compositions in the Indian raga style and the singing of Ghazals in melodies very similar to Indian classical and court music. During the s, the Afghan Civil War caused many musicians to flee, and subsequently the Taliban government banned instrumental music and much public music-making.
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The Afghan concept of music is closely associated with instruments, and thus unaccompanied religious singing is not considered music. Ustad SarahangRahim BakhshUstad Nashenas and many other singers were prominent adherents of this style. Many patriotic songs have been made for Afghanistan. These styles include Qataghani, Logari, Qarsak etc. What helped the hakder of pop music in Afghanistan were amateur singers from non-traditional music backgrounds who wanted to showcase their talents in the studio Radio Kabul.
The multi-ethnic city of Kabul has long been the regional cultural capital, but outsiders have tended to focus on the city of Heratwhich is home to traditions np3 closely related to Iranian music than in the rest of the country. Afghanistan has a rich musical heritage  and features a mix of Persian melodiesIndian compositional qatagahniand sounds from ethnic groups such as the PashtunsTajiks and Hazaras.
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He died in the s but his music is still enjoyed by the Pashtun diaspora around the world, mainly by the Pashtuns in the Kandahar – Quetta regions. Most recently, there has been a blooming of the rap and hip hop scene in Afghanistan as well. Lyrics throughout most of Afghanistan are typically in Dari Persian and Pashto.
Afghan hip hop is a type of music popular among Afghanistan’s youth and immigrant community.
The s were the golden age of Afghanistan’s music industry. Popular music also included Indian and Pakistani cinema film and music imported from Iran, Tajikistan, the Arab world and elsewhere.
The radio station was destroyed in in the uprising against his modernist policies, and there was no salum attempt to resume radio transmissions until Radio Kabul was officially opened inwith German equipment and assistance.
The dombura is played with much banging and scratching on the instrument to help give a percussive sound. It has three main strings and ,p3 plectrum made from ivorybone or wood. Up until then, Afghanistan had been mainly a borrower of styles from Iran, India and other countries.
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Pashtu, PersianLogari, Shomali, etc. The Indian classical tradition was a hugely influential strain. Webarchive template wayback links. Many other singers, however, who do not belong to this genre, have dabbled qattaghani recording songs in the Qataghani, logari, qarsak etc.
The second group, Mohali folk music was more diverse. The vast majority of Persian-speaking singers since the s belong to this genre.
Indian classical, Mohali folk and regional stylesWestern, and another style unique to Afghanistan mainly adopted by Persian-speaking musicians simply called Afghan music. The domburadambura or dambora is a popular folk instrument among Hazaras qatgahani, UzbeksSalkm and the northern Tajiks. Rock music is slowly gaining a foothold in the country, and Kabul Dreams is one of the few Afghan rock bands; formed in by ex-pats, they claim to be the first one.
Sarban’s musical style was effectively adopted by Ahmad Zahir, Ahmad WaliNashenasAfsana, Seems Tarana, Jawad Ghaziyar sa,im, Farhad Darya, and numerous other Afghan Persian-speaking singers, and transformed into a genuine recognizable Afghan musical style that is as easily recognizable as flamenco is as a Spanish musical style, and mariachi is as a Mexican musical style.
Some prominent artists in this category were Hamahang, Beltoon etc.
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Since the US intervention haicer Afghanistan and the removal of the Talibanthe music scene has begun to re-emerge. The music of Afghanistan comprises many varieties of classical musicfolk musicand modern popular music. Afghan music can be classified in a number of ways. Apart from Ahmad Zahir, the most successful contemporary proponent of this style of Farhad Darya.