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Arts In The War Zone: A New Generation Makes Music in Afghanistan 11:58
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Members of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music perform at the New England Conservatory on Feb. 14, 2013 (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)
Members of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music perform at the New England Conservatory on Feb. 14, 2013 (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)

Fifty Afghan musicians, ages 10 to 21, perform in Boston. We're there for a listen.

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New York Times: "During the course of Ravel’s haunting “Bolero,” the slinky, repeated theme is played in turn by a flute, a clarinet, a saxophone and more. But Ravel, a master of orchestration, would surely have been fascinated to hear the tune played on Tuesday night at Carnegie Hall by a rubab, the national instrument of Afghanistan, plucked like a lute to produce a sound both tender and tart."

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This segment aired on February 14, 2013.

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