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阿富汗音乐团体致力于克服暴力、社会压力 时间:2018-10-10 10:55:36

The war in Afghanistan is having the greatest effect on the country's civilians.

Afghan women have often been the target of the violence. Years ago, the Taliban leadership banned music and education for girls. The Taliban also restricted outdoor activities when it was controlling much of Afghanistan.

Today, some young Afghans are using music to spread a message of hope and peace.

The young musicians are part of a new orchestra, known as Zohra. The group was created in 2014 as part of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul.

Ahmed Naser Sarmast is the institute's director and founder of the orchestra. The name Zohra comes from a music goddess in Persian literature, he notes.

Most of the orchestra's members are young girls. They are using the power of music to help ease tensions and work in support of women's rights.

Negin Khpolwak is Zohra's first female conductor. She told VOA that Afghanistan has taken steps to support women's rights over the past 17 years.

She said, "I am hopeful because we need to stand up and we need to open the door for other Afghan girls...and fight for their rights."

Sarmast noted that, year after year, the number of students in Zohra has grown. He said that more parents are bringing their children to the institute to study music.

"I strongly believe without arts and culture there cannot be security and we are using the soft power of music to make a small contribution to bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan and at the same time using this beautiful weapon to transform our community."

The orchestra has traveled overseas and performed in many countries. Recently, the group visited neighboring Pakistan for the first time.

Some of Zohra's members were born and raised in refugee camps in the country. Pakistan is still home to millions of Afghan refugees.

"We strongly believe in the healing power of music. We are using the healing power of music to look after the wounds of the Afghan people as well as the Pakistani people. We are here with the message of peace, brotherhood and freedom."

阿富汗战争对这个国家的平民产生了最大的影响。


阿富汗妇女经常是暴力事件的目标。几年前,塔利班领导层禁止女孩接受音乐和教育。在控制阿富汗大部分地区的同时,塔利班也限制了户外活动。


今天,一些年轻的阿富汗人利用音乐传播希望和和平的信息。


年轻的音乐家是一个新的管弦乐队的一部分,被称为Zoura。该组织于2014成立,是阿富汗喀布尔国立音乐学院的一部分。


Ahmed Naser Sarmast是研究所的导演和管弦乐队的创始人。Zohra的名字来自波斯文学中的一位音乐女神,他指出。


管弦乐队的大多数成员都是年轻女孩。他们利用音乐的力量帮助缓和紧张局势和支持妇女权利的工作。


Negin Khpolwak是Zohra的第一位女指挥家。她告诉VOA,过去17年来,阿富汗已经采取措施支持妇女权利。


她说:“我充满希望,因为我们需要站起来,我们需要为其他阿富汗女孩打开大门……并为她们的权利而战。”


Sarmast指出,年复一年,Zohra学生的数量在增长。他说越来越多的家长带着他们的孩子去音乐学院学习音乐。


“我坚信,没有艺术和文化,就不可能有安全,我们正在利用音乐的软实力为阿富汗的和平与稳定作出一点贡献,同时利用这一美丽的武器来改变我们的社会。”


管弦乐队已出国旅行,并在许多国家演出。最近,该团首次访问了邻国巴基斯坦。


Zohra的一些成员在这个国家的难民营里出生和长大。巴基斯坦仍然是数百万阿富汗难民的家园。


“我们坚信音乐的治愈力。我们用音乐的治愈力量来照顾阿富汗人民和巴基斯坦人民的创伤。我们在这里传递着和平、友爱和自由的信息。”