Kefaya + Elaha Soroor

Songs Of Our Mothers

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Afghan singer Elaha Soroor and award-winning music producer duo Kefaya (Al MacSween and Giuliano Modarelli ) join forces for "Songs Of Our Mothers", a fresh, vibrant take on Afghan folk music filtered through myriad forms, from spiritual jazz and dub to Indian classical music and electronica.

The album is a collection of folk songs traditionally performed by Afghan women, drawing on Elaha's own experience of fleeing Afghanistan and the struggle faced by many other female artists. The US and Western-backed regimes that came to dominate Afghanistan in the latter part of the 20th century created a climate of heightened patriarchal oppression and persecution of women.
These songs tell stories of joy, pain and resilience, passed from mother to daughter in times of hardship and oppression, whilst also celebrating femininity, sensuality and the spirit of resistance. As Elaha says, this album is for “those women around the world whose image has been erased, and whose voice has been forbidden.”
1 Jama Narenji

2 Gole Be Khar

3 Arose Jane Madar

4 Bolbi

5 Gole Sadbarg

6 Charsi

7 Khina Beyarin

8 Do Chasmane (Intro)

9 Do Chasmane Siyah

10 Lalay Lalay