Afghan folk singer Fawad Andarabi shot in the head, killed by Taliban
The artist was quite renowned in the Andarabi Valley and played a bowed flute (ghichak) succeeding in entertaining the residents and making the atmosphere lively.
The Taliban had come to Fawad’s house and decided to search his residence, later on Taliban even had tea with the singer.
The family is named after the Andarabi Valley which is located in the Baghlan province.
Fawad Andarabi, a local artist, was dragged out of his home yesterday and killed by the Taliban in Kishnabad village of Andarab. He was a famous folk singer in the valley. His son has confirmed the incident. pic.twitter.com/ainVboIzDb— Sami Mahdi (@Samiullah_mahdi) August 28, 2021
Fawad’s son Jawad requires justice for his father and has also been promised by a local Taliban authority that justice will be served.
Fawad Andarabi enjoyed quite a lot of popularity in the valley due to playing the ‘ghichak’ with expertise and singing entertaining songs regulating around his birthplace and the Afghani community.