Afghan female rock fest triumphs, but anxiety over future looms

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By Amie Ferris-Rotman KABUL (Reuters) – More than 400 Afghan women and girls jumped from their seats, screaming and even headbanging to rock and rap music at an all-female music festival in the capital of Kabul, which organizers say was the largest such event in the country’s history. It may also be one of the last. In ultra-conservative Afghanistan, women’s rights remain precarious. …

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