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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

Rock the Kas-bul!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Some of you may remember that last year I reported on one of the two rock bands in Kabul: The Insurgents; A misfit bunch of soldiers and me rocking Kabul's limited venues. Unfortunately we disbanded due to all the other members being on rotation and one by one they all went home.

Side step to the only other band in Kabul: White City, formally known as the Taliband. White City contacted me last month and asked me if I would like to play bass, I naturally accepted.

The name White City is taken from the term used in the NGO (aid organisations) world for when there has been a increase in insecurity in Kabul and all international staff are advised to lock down and await further instructions. Meaning no movement outside their compounds.

Kabul does host a fair amount of house parties and this was always the playground of the bands tunes. The guests come from all fields of the NGO stratosphere and it does happen sometimes that guests cant come to a party because code White City has been called.



Heres a pic from my first jam with White City. If your in Tajikistan, Pakistan or Iraq keep an eye and ear out for our touring dates!
posted by Travis, 1:55 pm

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