The Documentary Podcast – including the Three Million mini-series

The Documentary Podcast – including the Three Million mini-series

BBC World Service

Original BBC documentary storytelling, bringing award-winning journalism, unheard voices, amazing culture and “unputdownable” audio. Recommendation: our mini-series, Three Million, about the Bengal famine of 1943. New episodes every week from The Documentary, Assignment, Heart and Soul, In the Studio and OS Conversations.

Categories: Society & Culture

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Ghawgha is a singer-songwriter originally from Afghanistan. Growing up between Afghanistan and Iran, she now lives in Norway, as part of ICORN programme - a residency for artists at risk. However, the situation facing women and minorities in her native country still run deep in her music and her songs reflect the current situation in Afghanistan under a second Taliban rule. Ghawgha’s single of 2019, I Kiss You Amid the Taliban, celebrated the hard-gained freedoms of the new generation in Afghanistan before the Taliban takeover in 2021. Kawoon Khamoosh follows Ghawgha as she works on and records her new album called Qaf. Qaf refers to a mysterious mountain that exists in legends where the mythological bird Simurgh had her nest and Ghawgha has been working with both poets from Afghanistan, as well as writing her own lyrics.

Previous episodes

  • 2586 - In the Studio: Ghawgha 
    Mon, 04 Mar 2024
  • 2585 - Bonus: The Global Story 
    Sun, 03 Mar 2024
  • 2584 - BBC OS Conversations: Beyoncé and the changing face of country music 
    Sat, 02 Mar 2024
  • 2583 - Heart and Soul: The new iconographers 
    Fri, 01 Mar 2024
  • 2582 - Assignment: Botswana - living with elephants 
    Thu, 29 Feb 2024
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