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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.