Condemned the Afghan Elvis, Farhad Darya may be the only man in the most conservative and backward country on earth who can reduce an audience of women in headscarves to a screaming, waving, whistling throng.
In Afghanistan where women enjoy few rights and music were banned under the Taliban until 10 years ago, Darya is an icon for millions and his popularity was clear at a rare, top-security, female-only show in Kabul.
Despite the excitement, Thursday’s gig, shrouded in secrecy due to fears it could be attacked by the Taliban who dislike music or film—was a thousand miles away from a typical concert in many other parts of the world.
Several hundred women, from students to middle-aged mothers, swayed as Darya performed but they did not dance due to the presence of television cameras, while women were dancing in front of strange women is taboo in Afghanistan.
Despite all of this, it is notable the west must know that Afghanistan is a traditional country, we men leading very conservative life. You cannot see Afghan woman in light of modern phenomenon of Europe or America.
These traditional societies are like those of the some African countries which need gradual changes. So Afghan women need gradual changes to become modern changes.