Zohra, Afghanistan’s first and only all women orchestra, received the Freemuse Award 2017 for their role in empowering women through music. The women from Zohra orchestra are students at the National Institute of Music (ANIM) and the first women in
Ahmad Naser Sarmast, a renowned musician, is the founder and director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). Dr. Sarmast is alumni of Monash University, Australia, and the first native of Afghanistan to obtain a PhD in Music. Dr.
Afghan artists obtained the first position among participants from 54 other countries in the Eastern Music Festival that is held every where in Samarqand, Uzbekistan. The participants included artists from Afghanistan, Maldives, Lithuania, Iran, Greece, Italy, Tajikistan, Indonesia, China, Kuwait,
Students of the Afghan orchestra from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) are invited to perform in venues of three US states including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. “The performing students are