Ustad Hossein Arman
born in Kaboul started to learn the toolah transverse flute. He then studied mandolin with Ustad Farokh Afandi. At the same time he sang at the Balladie Theatre, before he then joined the legendary Radio Kaboul where he worked in the archives department. Noticed for his gift for music he was sent to Belgrade where he studied guitar for seven years at the University of Arts. He then returned back to Kaboul where he became e member of the second orchestra of the Radio Kaboul and became a professor on the Lyceum of Music as well. He made many world tours, many of them accompanied by his son Khaled Arman. All his children studied music. And when he and his family were forced to flee his homeland he settled in Swiss and founded the “Ensemble Kaboul” to preserve the endangered musical traditions of his country. His ensemble was touring the world with the legendary Ustad Mahvash the only female singer in Afghanistan who ever received the title Ustad (master).