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Pishpo performed by Monirah Hashemi as part of the play, "Sitaraha." Photo by Monirah Hashemi.


Pishpo, the word “pishpo” is like a sound… the sound of the… when the bird is singing, like “pishhh pishhh pishhh pishhh”… And when the women are dancing, they have to use two hands here, this part, and then swirling around and singing… And it is only among Hazara. You cannot find any female dance style among any other ethnic group.


Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Hazara

STORY ID: 00003

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