I’m Takayuki Ueda, the leader of the Tokyo Modal Music Institute.
Afghanistan, which has a strong image of being dangerous due to its long conflict, has a lot of beautiful music and poetry.
There are many beautiful music and poems in Afghanistan, including Persian-speaking Afghanistan, which is also known as the land of poetry and roses.
Here is one of the most popular folk songs.

Bia ke borem ba Mazar    マザーリへ行こう

You may feel uncomfortable because it is different from western music and you may feel unfamiliar with it. 。。。。
The lyrics are very beautiful.
I’d like to introduce it to you.

Bia ke borem ba Mazar Mullah Momo jan
聖者さまの祠のあるマザーリへいきましょう
Saile gule lazar Wah wah dirbar jan     
愛するモモさまそこは花でいっぱいです

Bia ke borem ba Mazar Mullah Momo jan    
聖者さまの祠のあるマザーリへいきましょう
Saile gule lazar Wah wah dirbar jan      
愛するモモさまそこは花でいっぱいです

Ali sher e Khuda dardam dawaa kou    
私は山の上で叫びます
munajaat e maraa pesh e Khuda kou         
神の獅子アリーさまの御名前を
cheraaghaye roghani nazreta metoum        
私たちの不幸を幸せに変えてくれるように

Baro ba yar bogo yar tu amad            
私が着いたと愛する人に伝えてください    
Gule narges Kharidare tu amad           
水仙の花を与えた愛する人が帰ったと
Gule narges Kharidare tu amad
水仙の花を与えた愛する人が帰ったと

Bia ke borem ba Mazar Mullah Momo jan   
聖者さまの祠のあるマザーリへいきましょう 
Saile gule lazar Wah wah dirbar jan      
愛するモモさまそこは花でいっぱいです

引用元 https://taimur.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/bya-ke-borem-ba-mazar-rabab-tabla-violin-on/

In contrast to the dangerous image
With a loved one holding a beautiful flower
and a loved one with a beautiful flower to visit the shrine of the saint.
It’s an idyllic poem😌.
Momo is a common name in the Islamic world.
Muhammad (peace be upon him)
Mullah is a Shiite Muslim cleric.
Islam not only prohibits idolatry
but also the worship of saints.

Northern Afghanistan is far away from the Middle East.
You may have an image of strictness…
〜But there are still some earthly customs like “pray to the shrine of the saint and your wish will come true”.
I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that works for you.
I have prepared a music sheet with chords.
I’ll post it here for free download if you want.

Why Afghanistan’s folk instrument, the rabab, is not difficult to play

As you can see, there are a lot of strings.
At first glance, this rubbish looks quite difficult.
But the difficulty level is not that high.
Of course, it depends on how you play.
In fact, the main strings to play are
3 courses (plus drone strings)
Most of the strings are resonance strings.
Most of the strings are resonance strings, so you don’t have to play all the strings😌.

This resonant string and
and the goatskin, you don’t have to pull off a difficult phrase.
Even if you play just one note
Just one note will take you to the dreamy world of the Silk Road.

Relief in Hadda District (Gandhara), Afghanistanwikipedia

Instruments that seem to represent the West
The violin and cello were created
for more than a thousand years.
In this land
stringed instruments were being played here
It is still preserved in the reliefs of the museum.