Zohra is the first ever all-female orchestra in the history of Afghanistan.
Named after a Persian goddess of music, Zohra is an ensemble of around 30 young Afghan female musicians who, against great adversity, studied and made music together. These students of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (founded by Dr Ahmad Sarmast in 2010) have travelled and played at prestigious concert halls and international gatherings. In 2017, the group left Afghanistan for the very first time to perform in front of 2000 world leaders at the Annual World Economic Forum, to great acclaim.
On Friday 15 March 2019, as part of Women’s History Month, the group will visit London for the first time for a very special performance at the British Museum to share the beauty of Afghan music, the achievements of Afghan women and to spread the message of hope across the world.
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the UK, Oxford College of Music and Orchestra of St John’s, Oxford.
Read the incredible story behind Zohra at www.zohra-music.org
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