Composed and interpreted by Aziz Herawi in 2002
Pashtun folk music is a traditional genre of music from the Pashtun people, who are indigenous to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pashtun folk music is characterized by its use of the rubab, a lute-like instrument, as well as the dhol, a double-headed drum. The music often reflects the nomadic, tribal culture of the Pashtun people, and it is often performed at events such as weddings, festivals, and other celebrations.
Pashtun folk music is known for its improvisational style, with musicians often adding their own unique touches to traditional melodies and rhythms. The lyrics of Pashtun folk songs often tell stories of love, nature, and the hardships faced by the Pashtun people.
In recent years, Pashtun folk music has experienced a resurgence in popularity, with many musicians and bands incorporating traditional elements into modern compositions. Despite the challenges posed by political and economic instability in the region, Pashtun folk music continues to be an important part of the cultural heritage of the Pashtun people, and it is an important source of pride and identity for the community.
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