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SILCD1292 Afghan Star

Afghan Star
Afghan Star
Various Artists


Soundtrack to Havana Marking’s documentary film on Afghan TV American idol style series featuring the very best contestants performing the songs that held a nation enthralled alongside traditional music from Afghanistan.

Winning two documentary awards at the Sundance Film Festival, the film is unanimously praised in the press.

“…without being too indebted to either Iran or India, Zahir, for example, loves trumpet solos, which gives a spaghetti-western feel to his tunes, and Arash Howaida’s Laila has such a deep bass groove (and edgy rapping!) that you suspect even Cowell’s eyes would light up.” – Mojo Magazine

“A fantastic documentary about a talent competition in a country where you would never dream such a thing is possible!” – Oprah Winfrey

“Takes us somewhere few movies have…the film’s hard-won good vibes had the audience cheering!” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing and after thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV’s wildly popular American Idol-style series Afghan Star and voting for their favourite singers by mobile phone. This documentary follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation’s favourite singer.

1. Chashem Ba Rahat Dil Ba Yadat
2. Amelaket Ba Gardan
3. Police
4. Zim Zim Zim
5. Choon Darakhte Farwardin
6. Baaz Aamady Ai Jaane Man
7. Laila
8. Sang Baaraanam Makun
9. I Used To Love You
10. Meeting
11. Yaar Bewafa
12. Homecoming
13. Mata Chal Ne Raze
14. Sabza Ba Naaz Mea Ayad
15. Alah Alah
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