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Music for Afghanistan Ensemble Kaboul were among the musicians who played at last week's London Concert for Afghanistan at the Royal Albert Hall, which was organised to support humanitarian aid and reconstruction in the state. The event was run in conjunction with charities Care International, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Ockenden International and Save The Children UK, under the patronage of Hans-C.Graf Sponeck, the former assistant-secretary to the United Nations. The concert featured classical and popular Afghan, Middle-Eastern and South-Asian music. Ensemble Kaboul are (from left to right) Ustad Mohammad Asef Mahmood, Paul Grant, Khalid Arman, Hussain Arman and Osman Arman. They joined Afghan music legend Ustad Mahvash and British performers John Bailey and Veronica Doubleday. The concert was organised by eight international students and professionals in response to the crisis in Afghanistan. Photo by Omar El-Houni.

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