- 14. November 2007 um 12:55 #1101
regloHTeilnehmer14. November 2007 um 14:50 #9970
Ich hab mal gegoogelt und das scheint echt zu sein. Aus dem belgischem Wer wird Millionaer. Ich wuerd mich mit sonem Allgemeinwissen jedenfalls nicht ins Fernsehn trauen hehe.15. November 2007 um 15:49 #9972
The Burka Band claim to be Afghanistan’s first girl group. My initial reaction to seeing this video was that it was an elaborate hoax: a bunch of Williamsburg kids in bed sheets but the background city scapes looked pretty real. A little googling reveals that this video was actually done in 2003 (well before the youtube era) and, as is usually the case when searching for information about obscure bands, it turns out that WFMU has been playing them for years. Who knew?
According to this article:
Nargiz started the Burka Band when she met a German music producer in Kabul in late 2002. The producer was teaching Afghans to play modern music, and Nargiz learned to play the drums. One day she wondered why all the burkas in Kabul were blue, and together with two friends she wrote the song "Burka Blue" which is about burkas and the way you feel when you wear them…
"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", says Nargiz, who hasn’t told any of her friends that she has played in the Burka Band.
As far as I can tell this is their only single and it was released by the German label Ata Tak home to station faves like Pyrolator. More on the Burka Band here. (found via hisamichi58)
Ist kein Joke, lief auch auf SAT1.
Laut WFMU Comments:
The singer of the Burka Band then came to Germany and they played at the Pop.Komm-Festival in the summer opening up for Fehlfarben and Blumfeld.16. November 2007 um 21:53 #9973
wenn es auf sat1 lief, dann muss es wahr sein!
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