Revival of Attan
Photo by Khaama Press.
Banned under the Taliban, the centuries-old Afghan dance known as the Attan is flourishing once again. A traditional dance with its origins buried deep within Afghan history, the Attan was once a Pashtun speciality but is now performed by Afghans of all tribes for various occasions.
Zabullah Amiri, Attan dancer, says “In the past when the King wanted to announce important news to the people, he would send out drummers, summoning people to gather in town...