Negin Khpalwak, Afghanistan’s first female conductor

The Virginia Bedell Back Music Cultural Exchange Series presented a talk with Negin Khpalwak to a live audience on the Annandale Campus on November 9th 2023. She shared her story of overcoming adversity in her study of music on her way to becoming Afghanistan’s first female conductor and leading Zorha,  Afghanistan’s first all female music ensemble on several international tours including a performance at Davos International Forum in Switzerland.  We were thrilled to have her in our first event in this series, please enjoy the recording of the event here:

Negin Khpalwak conducting