Kabul Goes Pop

Kabul Goes Pop $15.99

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Waleed Akhtar

Published by Nick Hern Books

1 Male 1 Female

Sub-titled Music Television Afghanistan, and set in Afghanistan

It's 2004

Farook and Samia broadcast live every day to the whole of Kabul, delivering ninety minutes of musical bliss - Britney, Backstreet Boys and Enrique Iglesias

But when their show starts to make waves, the two young friends must take on repressive forces to build a new Afghanistan

Inspired by the true story of Afghanistan's first youth music programme, Kabul Goes Pop: Music Television Afghanistan explores a world following the US invasion that is complex, contradictory and shocking – all to a soundtrack of early noughties' pop


"[Akhtar has written] an elegantly written, often very funny, piece that works precisely because it takes a moral position on Afghanistan, and, underlying every word, there is a raw and admirable fury ~ The New European

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