A group of “bad girls” in Afghanistan are fighting extremism with music according to an Upworthy piece. Zarifa Adiba is the conductor of this all female orchestra, who says “unfortunately I am a bad girl. Because I go study, because I want my human rights and I want to do what I love.” The orchestra itself is not only the first of its kind, but the girls and young women involved are the first in their families to learn to play in thirty years as the Taliban forbade playing and listening to music. An inspiring piece on women coming together to fight for their rights through the universal language of music.
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