Sound Central was born out of the belly of the tiny underground music scene in Kabul in 2007. Argus and Combat Communications has been plugging in amps and taking electric shocks to bring music to the masses. In 2010 we showcased Kabul's first rock bands through a 6 band battle of the bands competition.
With support from the international community the dream of hosting Afghanistan's first ever modern music festival came to fruition on October the 1st 2011. 8 bands played to over 500 Afghan Youth.
In 2012 the festival grew in all directions. More stages, more bands, larger audience of 1600 and the added elements of: theatre, circus, film, photography, dance and more.
In the space of two years the festival had gone from a modern music festival to an alternative arts festival. Argus and Comat Comms, is a few weeks away from it's third and biggest festival yet!
The reason why they take on this a project in such a challenging environment:
* To give a platform to Afghan Artist to express themselves
* To give Afghan youth access to alternative arts in a safe environment
* To give a special platform to female artists in a comfortable environment
* To invite region and international artists to exchange cultures and ideas
* To show to the entire world that Afghanistan is rich in culture and does have a longing to indulge in the arts like any other country does.
So no matter if you are from a NGO, an embassy, a band, the press or are just interested as an audience member, we look forward to your support of our future events.
SCF12 Day 3
Ellie Kealey
SCF12 Day 3
Turning it up @ Sound Central Festival, Kabul Afghanistan
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