For this discussion post, please answer the following questions:
In your view, what is the purpose of extreme musical censorship? Why would the Taliban regime want to eradicate all forms of music making? How did their new genre (the tarana) reflect their ideas about the musical and the unmusical? (To enhance your argument, please include at least two quotes from the reading, bolded, in your 250-word response.)
Afghan Star seeks to view Afghan society through the lens of various contestants, producers, and fans. Which person (contestant, producer, or fan) did you find most compelling and affecting to your understanding of this region? (200-250 words)
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