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Female Afghan Burqa Band Breaks BarriersSalem-News.com
“You give me all your love, you give me all your kisses, and then you touch my burqa, and don’t know who it is...” Blue Burqa Band
(KABUL, Afghanistan) - Music was banned in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Lingering attitudes from that era keep life dangerous for women there, but some are rising out of silence with a song that makes fun of the burqa, a garment worn by women in Afghanistan that covers all of their body and face.
An all-girl underground rock band from Afghanistan gaining popularity in Europe is fast becoming known for a song called Blue Burqa.
The Burqa Band has even performed at a concert in Germany, but the members remain totally unknown, and exposure could have the harshest consequences for their brazen attempt to raise awareness about the burqa.
VideoOne article referred to the female trio as three blue ghosts. The video shows them in a makeshift studio in Kabul, and on the streets where all women appear virtually the same.
The lyrics poke fun at the oppressive society that still holds the upper hand in Afghanistan.
“You give me all your love, you give me all your kisses, and then you touch my burqa, and don’t know who it is...”
The lead singer's distinct accent is interesting, and authentic. It belongs to a 25-year old interpreter who again, remains anonymous for her own safety. Singing with the other two girls who comprise the group, their sound is like some remote cousin to an 80's Bananarama song.
Watch the video below...
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