Wahab Rasooli - The Afghan Heart's Voice
*This is not a Texas Folklife Event*
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The biggest and most glorious Afghan concert for the first time in Austin, Texas, USA. With the performance of the country's popular artist, Wahab Rasooli.
Wahab Rasooli rose to fame in Afghanistan and neighboring countries as a singer/songwriter through his music videos and television appearances. With the Taliban takeover in August 2021, he was forced to flee Kabul with his family to avoid being killed because of his patriotic and romantic music videos and his work as the technical manager of an anti-Taliban television station. After a harrowing evacuation and transit through refugee camps in Qatar, Germany, and Fort Bliss, the family settled in Austin in November 2021. He soon connected with Bereket, the Middle Eastern Ensemble at the University of Texas at Austin, and was a guest singer with the group at the 2022 Nowruz Celebration at Central Market and the Bereket Spring 2022 concert at Bates Recital Hall. Wahab's passionate songs speak of the crushing loss of being an exile, of war and of hope, of the joy and the heartbreak of love. He is ecstatic to be performing here in Austin to lift the hearts of the Afghan community and introduce the non- Afghan community to the beauty of the music of his native land.
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