Audio slideshow: Afghan sings for peace

Singer, composer and peace activist Farhad Darya is one of the biggest stars in Afghanistan.

He has been touring the country with his Life is Beautiful concerts, drawing crowds of tens of thousands - even in Taliban strongholds. A women-only show in the north was a sell-out. Apart from one bomb blast at a concert in Herat, the tour has been an enormous success, Darya told the BBC World Service. Afghans, he says, are crying out for change.

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Images from Getty and courtesy of Darya Management. Music by Farhad Darya.

Slideshow production by Cordelia Hebblethwaite. Publication date 11 December 2010.

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