Publication: "Music in Afghanistan. Tradition and Transformation"
in English and Dari
There are few publications on Afghan music research coming from Afghanistan itself. This book is an exception, since its contents are not only the result of an international symposium that took place at Kabul University, Kabul/ Afghanistan, in November 2014, but several of its contributions have been written by Afghan music scholars and musicology students, together with articles written by authors from Germany, Austria, and Turkey.
Together with its partners Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) and Angewandte Informationsstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbh (AIT), the AMRC is realizing a four-day workshop on digital archival work in Berlin from 13 to 17 December 2016. In order to continue and improve the creation of a digital catalogue at the radio archive of RTA in Kabul, the General Director, the TV Director as well as employees of the radio archive of RTA are visiting Berlin for expert workshops, the German Broadcast Archive, the Lautarchiv and the archive of the RBB (Radio Berlin Brandenburg).
The cooperation between the AMRC and Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) intends to open up and make accessible the extensive and culturally valuable collection of RTAs collection from the heyday of Afghan music for science and research. For this purpose, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar and RTA this year. With the expertise of AIT, a digital catalogue is created and the metadata will be made visible worldwide through DISMARC database.