Audio slideshow: Afghan sings for peace

Singer, composer and peace activist Farhad Darya is one of the biggest stars in Afghanistan.

He has been touring the country with his Life is Beautiful concerts, drawing crowds of tens of thousands - even in Taliban strongholds. A women-only show in the north was a sell-out. Apart from one bomb blast at a concert in Herat, the tour has been an enormous success, Darya told the BBC World Service. Afghans, he says, are crying out for change.

To see the enhanced content on this page, you need to have JavaScript enabled and Adobe Flash installed.

Images from Getty and courtesy of Darya Management. Music by Farhad Darya.

Slideshow production by Cordelia Hebblethwaite. Publication date 11 December 2010.

Related links:

Pop star helping Kabul destitute

Farhad Darya official site

BBC World Service

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

More audio slideshows:

Audio slideshow: Pakistan floods tragedy

Audio slideshow: The Helmand tour

Audio slideshow: Rock's music

More South Asia stories

RSS

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.