Jess McCabe // 27 March 2008
Three Afghan women who perform anonymously in blue burkas have been signed by a German label, we learn from Shameless.
What are they called? The Burka Band of course!
Check out their excellent video here:
The main songwriter, Nargiz, says of the project: It was a lot of fun, but also very scary. Afghanistan is still a very dangerous place for modern women, and when we shot the video we had to do it very discretely because no one could know that we were playing music. Of course it was a joke to sing in the burkas, but it was also necessary to wear them. If people in Afghanistan knew who the members of the Burka Band were, we could be attacked or killed because there are still a lot of religious fanatics here.