AFGHAN PROVERBS AND SAYINGS
ضرب المثل های دری افغانستان
د افغانستان پښتو متلونه
- WINNER OF 12 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
- MWSA 2016 SILVER MEDAL -
- NEXTGEN INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2016 FINALIST -
- READERS' FAVORITE 2015 BRONZE MEDAL -
- INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2015 FINALIST -
- IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 2015 SILVER MEDAL -
- BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARDS 2015 WINNER -
- LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL 2014 WINNER -
- USA BEST BOOKS 2014 FINALIST -
- READERS' FAVORITE 2014 AWARD WINNER -
- IPPY 2014 BRONZE MEDAL -
- WRITER'S DIGEST 2013 1st PRIZE -
- MWSA 2013 GOLD MEDAL -
AFGHAN ROCK-POET AND PEACE ACTIVIST
When things collide, you always hear the sound. And the new sounds of Cultural Collision, the latest album by Afghan-American rocker Fereshta, are now being heard around the world.
After I was introduced to Fereshta and her music by Hollywood actor Fahim Fazli, I knew I had to learn more.
Cultural Collision was recorded late last year in Rio de Janeiro, and shows the beauty that results when a talented artist causes several great cultures to “collide” in music. P roduced by Grammy Award-winner Alan Sanderson and acclaimed singer/songwriter Zach Ashton, the album combines Fereshta’s love for American rock n' roll with her Afghan roots, authentic Brazilian grooves, the sounds of the world’s top rubab رُباب player, and much more.
It’s hard to categorize Fereshta and her music, which is becoming popular in both alt-rock and mainstream channels. Most music critics have not succeeded at defining her music, because it comes from such a broad collage of global and personal influences. But one thing is for sure - no one confuses Fereshta’s music with typical “new age” or “world music” genres. Her music is much edgier and more listenable than that. Fereshta moves with ease between alternative, hard rock, international, Afghan, and even classical rhythms and beats.... (more)
AFGHAN CELEBRITY AND THOUGHT LEADER INTERVIEWS
with Edward Zellem
Read Fereshta's exclusive interview with Edward Zellem
"Cultural Collision, Fierce Love and an Afghan Rock-Poet"