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Bearing Witness to: The Voices of Afghanistan – The Art of Music

September 18, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm BMT

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With the new administration by the Taliban in Afghanistan, will there be any future for music and art in Afghanistan? 

The Bearing Witness series from the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association’s Asia & Oceania group humanises issues through first hand stories. 

In collaboration with Rotary Fellowship for Global Development, Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement and Migration, and Christian Action Hong Kong, join us and hear from youth and music professionals who have been serving in Afghanistan about their experiences, opinions and expectation. 

Can music play a peacebuilding role in Afghanistan?  Will there be any future for talented female musicians under the new administration?


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September 18, 2021
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm BMT
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13 thoughts on “Bearing Witness to: The Voices of Afghanistan – The Art of Music

  1. Thanks and appreciation for doing this. I have published your alerts to my email distribution lists when appropriate, so please ensure that I’m on your media contact alert list..

    John L. German (a pro bono volunteer)

    Director, Non-Profit Computing, Inc. (a nonprofit organization) — since 1984, an all-volunteer organization best known for arranging donations of computers and other items, procurement, and logistics worldwide

    Main Representative to the United Nations, and Member of the Board of Trustees, People to People International (founded by President Eisenhower) — includes Committee on Disability

    Chair, International Service Division, The Rotary Club of New York

    Non-governmental organization representative, Technical Subgroup of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Informatics (informally, the Working Group on Informatics), Economic and Social Council, United Nations

    Senior Advisor, United Nations Public-Private Alliance for Rural Development
    Senior Fellow, Public-Private Alliance Foundation

    Member, High-Level Panel of Advisers, United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development


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  2. Hi im rtn muhammad siddique sandhu assistant governer district 3272 pakistan

  3. I am very concerned for the plight of those peacebuilders in Afghanistan who wish to leave – many of whom we already know about, but have not been able to depart. What is being done internationally to assist them?

    • Thank you Tony. Yes. Some of us is working to try getting sponsor letters for our RPF in Afghanistan. On the other hand, we do have RPFs who have decided to stay so they may work through the changes. Thank you.

      RPF @Bangkok

  4. I will be unable to attend at this time. However, can you please provide a link to a recording of the presentation afterwards. I would like to share with my club’s membership and possibly have a viewing party at a later date. Thanks. ~ Brian Cutshall, President, Greeneville Tennessee Noon Rotary Club, District 7570, Club 5737)

  5. Her research interests focus on the role of the arts and music in peace building. She is starting a consultancy called Create4Peace with the mission of supporting peace building organizations through providing creative resources, workshops, and training. Chris Kjonaas USAL 2008-10 is an associate regional consultant at CEA Global Education.

  6. By Boris Esono Nwenfor Pan Africanist and writer Mwalimu George Ngwane has been elected as a board member following the results of the 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association RPFAA Board of Directors Election.

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