Afghan Children CD: Alocha

Copenhagen, Denmark – Freemuse has supported the ever first
production of a CD by and for Afghan children. It was recorded in Hamburg, where
Hadia Rastagar and her German classmates sing 15 songs arranged by Farid
Rastagar. The 15 songs CD has received massive coverage through Afghan and
international media.

BBC had two programs regarding the CD, and has broadcasted two songs from the CD
several times. Radio Free Europe had four programs (one presentation and three
interviews), Afghanistan National TV and Radio had several programs, and also
Tolu TV, Ariana TV, Afghanistan World TV and Iran TV (IPN) covered it.The initiative to the CD was taken by Dr. Samay Hamed, founder of Afghan PEN and
2004 receiver of ICPJs Award. Dr. Samay Hamed has written the lyrics and
composed songs for the album. 3,700 copies have been distributed to primary
schools and libraries in Afghanistan through a network of 43 organizations.