Sunday, January 18, 2009

Johnny Cash strikes a chord in Afghanistan

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.


Nikki Hootman said...

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.

Laura Byrne Paquet said...

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