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A Musical Encounter in Kathmandu

By Yasmina Guerda

A month ago, as I was walking in the streets of the Nepali capital, rushing to an appointment with a local NGO, I noticed one girl. In the middle of the charming disorder of the Naya Bazaar neighborhood and its permanent concerto of car horns, she was singing with a very delicate voice while hanging her family’s laundry to dry. When I looked at her, I noticed her eyes, a strikingly transparent shade of greenish gray. I crossed the street to ask if I could take her photo and after a couple of shots, she asked in perfect English if I wanted to see her room. “We can sing together, too, if you want… with the guitar,” she added. Quite intrigued by both the proposal and the beauty of the girl, I followed her to her room. Her name was Afrita...

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Thanks for sharing her link

Hi Yasmina,

Thanks for sharing her link here! She is so amazing. Wish her succeed with her band! It shows about the life that we were born in poor families but we have never dropped our vision to overcome the poverty, and yes now she has a better life.



Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

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