Saturday, 21 March 2009

Burka Blue: Afghanistan's first female band

Over at Slacker Chic, Mrs M makes this extraordinary find: Afghanistan's only all-female musical group, The Burka Band.

It's amazing how art finds expression under the most oppressive circumstances. The music has a hypnotic almost dopey effect parodying the internal world these women are expected to have. "My burka it is blue". How safe is that? And yet ...

Strangely subversive. Brilliant.

UPDATE: CSM suspects this is a clever scamming work of satire by an equivalent of The Flying Lizards. I say print the legend.