25-year-old drummer Nargiz started the Burka Band, Afghanistanâ€™s first all-girl band ever two years ago. Their song â€œBurka Blueâ€ was released in Germany in 2002 and became a club hit. The band has never performed in Afghanistan and is now inactive.
Of course it was a joke to sing in the burkas, but it was also necessary to wear them. If people in Afghanistan knew who the members of the Burka Band were, we could be attacked or killed because there are still a lot of religious fanatics here, says Nargiz, who hasn't told any of her friends that she has played in the Burka Band.
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