The Burka Band

Culture, Gender


The Burka Band are one of the first pop groups to emerge in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Performing on Western instruments (electric guitar, drum kit) and singing in English, these 3 ladies not only wear the traditional head-to-toe burkas, they sing about em on their debut 7″ from the German label ata tak. Not quite a Muslim Shaggs, the result is charmingly amateurish rock-xotica:

Burka Blue [MP3 download] Although they say their mom wears blue jeans now.

Via Global Voices.

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