up in the province of Uruzgan in central Afghanistan. He belongs
to the Mongolian minority the Hazara. His family escaped from
the ethnic cleansing of the Taliban to Pakistan where he spent
most part of his youth. Already as a child at the age of nine
years he started to write poetry. From his older brother he learned
Damburra (a popular two stringed instrument). He studied agriculture
and music and was accepted as a pupil of Ustad Arbab Ali Khan
who instructed him to sing and play harmonia. Today he is one
of the best known younger singers of Afghanistan. He had many
appearances on Afghan and Pakistani TV. He fills whole football
arenas at concerts with his self-composed contemporary ballads.
He is to be heard on a row of CDs which are available for an Afghan
audience and are not published in the West. Since 2003 he is member
of the "Ensemble Afghan". His aim as an artists is to
help young Afghans to find their cultural orientation and identity.
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