Video: Johnny Cash strikes a chord in Afghanistan

Posted on January 18th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet in Music

I’ve always wished I could play a musical instrument. But I’d never thought much about how music can bridge the gaps between cultures until a friend passed along a link to this video at Global Post, an online digital news service. Reporter and accordion player Gregory Warner gets an auditorium full of Afghans clapping along…with a little help from Johnny Cash.

2 Comments on “Video: Johnny Cash strikes a chord in Afghanistan”

  1. Nikki Hootman

    Ha! This is great. I spent a year living in rural-ish China, and one of the big hits there was John Denver. Whenever anyone asked me to sing, I fell back on the ever-popular “Country Roads.” Music really does have the power to break down cultural barriers.

  2. Laura Byrne Paquet

    I’m so glad you liked the post–thanks! And that’s too funny about John Denver. Who knew?

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