An Afghan cellist lands in … MemphisNews
The Daily Memphian reports the arrival of cellist Nazira Wali as a student at the University of Memphis.
Her family have been left behind in Afghanistan.
‘They don’t like musicians,’ says Wali. ‘Because of me, when they saw my photos on the news, my parents couldn’t go back to Nuristan. My father’s cousins are Taliban and they are against what I’m doing.’
‘I’m horrified. I’m so sad at what’s happening. What’s going to happen to Afghanistan without music, without culture?’ asks Wali. ‘I don’t know. … It’s really sad.’
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