Afghan Culture & Music Events

Support for Afghan artists & musicians and opportunities for new talents to learn and perform in events.

The Cambridge English Dictionary states that culture is, “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time”. In the words of E.B. Tylor, “culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.” With this in mind, many westerners who have visited and stayed in Afghanistan, time after time, have confirmed the richness of Afghan culture and Afghan ways of life, including the generosity and hospitality that the Afghans show towards others and the honour and care that they hold and give to strangers and guests alike. The Academy promotes these values as the living core of real Afghan culture and identity and organises activities to reflect these values. The Academy’s ultimate goal is to strive towards a harmonious and peaceful human society for all and condemns and challenges the distorted images associated with Afghans as they have been portrayed by the wars and violence of the past few decades.

Music Festival in 2000

The Academy has been holding musical workshops to provide a platform for musicians to exchange their music.