Bamiyan Panorama

Bamiyan Panorama

Friday, May 18, 2012

Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Afghanistan's National Institute of Music is the first and finest institution for the education and nurturing of gifted young Afghan musicians. Integral to our music program is a high quality academic education ensuring that our students are able to achieve at the highest level internationally as musicians, music educators, academics and specialists.
The institute is committed to providing a dynamic, challenging and safe learning environment for all students regardless of gender, ethnicity or social circumstances. We also have a special focus on supporting the most disadvantaged group in Afghan society – the orphans and street working kids - to help them attain a vocation that will allow them to reach their full potential, while contributing to their emotional healing.
Through the provision of an internationally-accredited curriculum our graduates will have the skills, creative vision and confidence to contribute to the artistic, social and cultural life of Afghanistan, and the rebuilding and revival of Afghan music traditions.
Afghanistan's National Institute of Music will be the model for future music schools and colleges to be built throughout Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Winter Music Academy 2010/2011
The Afghanistan Winter Music Academy is an intensive eight-week musical experience designed to offer Afghan youth from age 10 to age 30 a chance to improve their musical abilities, while offering the Kabul community a series of exciting concerts. The First Annual Afghanistan Winter Music Academy took place at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), founded by Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, from December 19, 2010, through February 9, 2011. It was made possible by the Afghanistan Ministry of Education and sponsored by the Embassy of the USA, the Embassy of Finland, and the Goethe Institute. The Second Annual Afghanistan Winter Music Academy will take place from December 2011 through February 2012.

 Sitar and Sarod Ensemble and Young Traditional Afghan Ensemble
The Sarod and Sitar Ensemble, directed by Ustad Irfan Khan and Ustad Ehsan, at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, playing "Rag Khamaj." Samim (tabla), Abdul Qadir, Ahmadullah, Shabeer, and Nagina (sarod), Gulalai, Farshad, and Huma (sitar), and Masoud Kochi (violin).

The Young Traditional Afghan Ensemble, directed by Ustad Murad, at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, playing "Obadin Chashman." Ahmadullah (dhol), Abdel Wahab, Ali, Eraj, and Farhad (ghichak), Ruhullah (dilruba), Samim (rubab), Samiullah (harmonium), Mustafa (tambur), Hameedullah (tabla), and Meeran (zerbaghali).

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