Afghan metal band releases song to raise money to evacuate fellow musicians from the country.

The Taliban is again on a mission to remove music from Afghan society because, according to them, music is un-Islamic. Music has been banned in public spaces and from the radio. Music schools are being closed, and at least one musician has already been executed. Behind them is ISIS-K who believe that the Taliban aren’t strict enough about…well, everything.

Afreet (formerly known as District Unknown) is watching their country slip back into the stone age. They’ve just released a single entitled My Land Is Breaking that they hope will raise money to help evacuate fellow musicians from the country before it’s too late.

Proceeds from the song and the video (which is pretty shocking, so it’s age-restricted on YouTube) will go to Sound Central, a charity dedicated to getting musicians out of Afghanistan. It’s also a pretty awesome song.

Read more about Afreet and what they’re trying to do here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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