Afgan Star Essay

Topics: United States, Pakistan, Taliban Pages: 2 (815 words) Published: April 23, 2013
Cultural Paper

The thing that makes every country different is culture and every culture is different. Culture is the people’s way of life and can be found through their beliefs and forms of media including clothing, movies and music. In the Documentary “Afghan Star” it showed this singing talent competition somewhat like American Idol. It has the same concept where the people watch and vote for their favorite singer in the competition. In Afghanistan this was huge and loved by the people. It was a big deal for them because it gave the people a chance to listen to music by their own people and also it gave Afghanistan’s the right to vote who they wanted for and this can be a beginning sign for a democracy revolution in this country.

At the same time they were documenting the talent competition it also showed the culture of Afghanistan. Their culture was definitely still influenced by the Islamic traditions. This influenced the clothing of woman who had to be covered up in public, unless they’re in their homes. Family life in Afghanistan is members loving, caring and respected towards each other. The head members of the family decide for their kids who they’re marrying and what school they attend to. Their culture loves writing and speaking poems and this is why I think people loved Afghan star. Most of their songs they sang about were telling a short story like a normal poem does. If you look at their culture it looks very outdated and the atmosphere seems to be corrupt. This is because of Islamic invasions and terrorist attacks that slowed down how the people lived. The people our walking on thin ice if they do anything that seems to be against Islamic traditions like dancing or not wearing the right articles of clothing they could be sent off somewhere or be killed by the Taliban. I have lived and know the culture of the United States. The similarities in culture between Afghanistan and United States are family life, and the love for arts. Family...
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