The Swat Valley was once the only place in Pakistan's Pashtun regions where women could pursue careers as singers and dancers. Then Taliban extremists banned all music after taking over in 2007. They've since been driven out, but their prohibition on music, and especially women in the arts, has done lasting damage to Swat's musical culture. RFE/RL's Journalist Shaheen Buneri produced this video during his recent trip to Pakistan under a fellowship from the Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting.
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