Skate Girls of Kabul – Exhibit at Aga Khan Museum Sep 5 2017 to Oct 8 2017


It’s hard not to think of Afghan girls skateboarding as an unlikely clash of cultures. But when you see these children tearing around the skate park, shrieking with laughter, your preconceptions drop away… I hope that this collection captures something of their spirit: their joy in life, their individuality, and their community.” — Jessica Fulford-Dobson

Award-winning British photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson travelled to Afghanistan in the summer of 2013 and the summer of 2014 to document young girls participating in a unique program called Skateistan — an international NGO founded in 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan, to provide girls with a place to skate safely and a route into education.

Fulford-Dobson visited Skateistan for a total of six weeks and her engaging photographs from her time there deftly undermine cultural, religious, and gender stereotypes. Collected in a book called Skate Girls of Kabul and now exhibited in the Aga Khan Park, these photographs present an uncomplicated celebration of childhood and girl power.

Guest Curator
Marianne Fenton

Jessica Fulford-Dobson

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Afghan Independence Day Festival – Newark, CA


World Class Entertainment &
Proudly Presents:

The 5th Annual
Festival & Celebration
Sunday, August 13th 2017

We are proud to announce our 5th consecutive year celebrating our Independence Day with our beautiful Afghan community here in the Bay Area. The festival started in San Jose over a decade ago and then moved to Palo Alto. Now we are excited to have the opportunity to permanently produce the festival in the Tri-city. The Afghan community has very strong roots in the Tri-city area. Some would say it’s the heart of the Afghan community with over 10,000 families living within the Tri-city and surrounding areas.

The Afghan Independence Day
Festival & Celebration is FREE for all!!
Yes you heard right \”FREE ADMISSION\”

This year our Star performers are accompanied by amazing international dance teams, ethnic and modern fashion shows, cultural art exhibits, amazing Vendor bazaar, international food court, our amazing stage and lighting designs, local artists, celebrity guests.
Plus Much More….

Featuring Star Performances by:

Shekeb Osmani

Suliman Hamsada
Los Angeles

Hooria Aziz
San Francisco

Special Guest Host: Jawid Omar

plus much more…

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Afghan Independence Day Festival
Sunday, August 13th 2017

Festival Hours: 11AM to 10PM

Newark Pavilion (Outdoor Grounds)
6430 Thornton Ave
Newark, CA 94560

* Do More for Your Community! Support Our Festivals!
Become a Vendor or Sponsor. we would love that…
Please message us today. You can send an
email or give us a call:
Call toll free: 1-800-496-0130

also featuring:
Afghans Got Talent Live Show
Makeup Show
Fashion Shows
Amazing Dance Shows
Amazing Laser & Light Show
Special Guest singers
Plus much more…

\”Free Admission\”

We want to take our community to the next level….
Always pushing forward and growing…

Afghans are the Best!!! We Love you All…

We Deserve the Best…
Yes, bring your blankets
Yes, bring your small tents
Yes, there’s seating now for the elderly.
Yes, You can eat Afghan food & kabob
Yes, There are the Same Vendors in the Bazaar area
Yes, There’s still activities
Yes, There’s a Food Court
Yes, We also have a Indoor Air Conditioned Eating Area
Yes, We have the Kids Zone
Yes, There’s Tents
Yes, The Concert is Outside at the Main Stage
Yes, Its an Outdoor Festival
Yes, The Main Stage is Much Bigger
Yes, Its Free Admission
Yes, You can go on the Rides
Yes, All Ages are Welcome
Yes, We Love you All…
call toll free: 1-800-496-0130

Afghan Independence Day Festival
Sunday, August 13th 2017

Festival Hours: 11AM to 10PM

Newark Pavilion (Outdoor Grounds)
6430 Thornton Ave
Newark, CA 94560

Rahe Jahani Concert in Virginia


Start your Nowrooz off the right way and join us on March 25th at The Event Center of Cascades Overlook for the Official 2017 Nowrooz VA Concert with Rahe Jahani–accompanied by Mahroof Sharif on keyboard, Saleiman Azizi on tabla, and Misha on drums. This event is for all ages–Fun for the whole family! Enjoy music by the great Rahe Jahani, delicious food, a one of a kind children’s fashion show, and an exciting performance by the George Mason Afghan Student Union. You don’t want to miss out this years biggest event!
Time: 8 pm – 12:30 am
Address: 21453 Epicerie Plaza Sterling, VA 20164
Ticket Price: $40 General Admission; At Door: $50
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Food available for purchase
Table reservations also available. For more information, please contact Yusuf Popal. 571-271-5104

Treasures from Afghanistan unveiled in Korea

Timeworn relics from Afghanistan have been unveiled in Korea for the first time, through joint collaboration between the two countries’ national museums. Displaying artefacts of ancient civilizations between the 20th century B.C. and the seventh century, the exhibition titled “Treasures from Afghanistan” ran at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul from July 5 to Sept. 4, and will continue at the Gyeongju National Museum from Sept. 27 to Nov. 27.  For more, check out this link.