Rapper 'Paradise' at Kabul's Rumi awards
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Hard hitting rap at Kabul music festival

Afghans were treated to a dash of celebrity stardust recently as Kabul hosted the glitzy 'Rumi' music awards ceremony.

One of the winning stars was female rapper Paradise.

Dressed in a revealing black gown and diamond necklace, she performed her latest song, an impassioned denunciation of violence against women.

The hard-hitting lyrics cover taboo subjects like rape, domestic violence and self-immolation.

"Unfortunately women in Afghanistan face lots of troubles and we sing to give them a voice," Paradise told the BBC.

  • 06 Oct 2014
  • From the section Asia