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Arts: Performers and Performing Groups: Central Asia and Afghanistan
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This entry covers issues of women's perform-ance in public and private settings in Central Asia and Afghanistan including performance on television and radio, in theaters and homes, at weddings and funerals, on state holidays, and at family celebrations.

The cultures of former Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan share many similarities ethnically, linguistically, religiously, and musically. However, in the past century, the two areas have diverged …

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Merchant, Tanya H., “Arts: Performers and Performing Groups: Central Asia and Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0292b>
First published online: 2009

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