On May 25 1916, a young man named Abdul Kadir Khan sang in his mother tongue Pashto into a gramophone, more than 6000 Kilometers away from his home.
His song was recorded during World War I in Germany, in the so called „Halfmoon Camp“ south of Berlin, where soldiers from the farthest regions of the British Empire were captured as prisoners of war.
Abdul Kadir was one of them. Now, 100 years later, his recording ist being brought back to its origins in Afghanistan.
Musicians at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul get to listen to it for the first time.
It turns out, that the song recorded in 1916, is well known as "gul de pa zulfo" in Afghanistan until today.
As part of the Safar-program it is going to be performed in a series of concerts in Germany, in September 2016.