Negin Khpalwak: Afghanistan's Only Female Orchestra Conductor

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Threats Won’t Stop This Teen Girl From Leading Afghanistan’s 1st All-Female Orchestra. Negin Khpalwak is 19 years old and is defying conservative customs

“Apart from my father, everybody in the family is against it. They say, ‘How can a Pashtun girl play music? Especially in our tribe, where even a man doesn’t have the right to do it.'”