Female Voice of Afghanistan – virtual music festival October 15-18, 2021 on YouTube – Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin-CrossGeneration media
Afghan female singers, introduced by cinematic portrait films, perform concerts and virtually meet Europe-based musicians to create fusion songs. Filmed in July-September 2021 on location in Kabul (Afghanistan), Mashhad (Iran), and Berlin (Germany).
In July 2021, ethnomusicologist Yalda Yazdani and Zeitgenössischen Oper Berlin (ZOB) director Andreas Rochholl traveled to Afghanistan for four weeks to film female singers living there. No one could have guessed at the time that this would be the last opportunity to document the lives of these female artists before the Taliban took power.