Negin Khpalwak

Afghan Teenager Braves Threats To Lead Women’s Orchestra

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, April 19 – Like many teenagers, 19-year-old Negin Khpalwak from Kunar in eastern Afghanistan loves music, but few people of her age have battled as fiercely to pursue their passion in the face of family hostility and threats. Playing instruments was banned outright during the period of Taliban rule in Afghanistan,

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