Musicians from Afghanistan have been touring schools with the British Council – bringing a rare taste of Afghan culture to children in the UK.

The Herati musicians have been visiting schools that are partnered with Afghan schools through the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme.

They performed for the students and carried out workshops during the visits, giving the children a chance to learn about instruments including the Rubab and Dutar – and to get a true picture of life and culture in Afghanistan.

Connecting Classrooms links hundreds of schools in the UK with counterparts in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and aims to connect 30,000 schools and two million young people worldwide by 2013. Thirty schools in the UK currently have partners in Afghanistan.

The tour was organised in partnership with the Asian Music Circuit -

Do you want to link your school with others in East Asia, India, Sri Lanka or Latin America? Apply to join the next round of Connecting Classrooms by 29 October 2010. For more information visit,

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