Friday, 10 April 2009

Attan 1 - National Dance

Warawaee Lasoona

Attan - the national dance of Afghanistan has been performed by the tribal Pashtoons for generations to celebrate weddings, births and other festive occasions. This was later modified into a ritual dance of soldiers to allow them to get "closer to Allah"* before they advanced on their missions and is now performed by men and women alike in a variety of forms from Khattak to Khost.

Tor_Khan تور خان
* a pre-cursor to the traditions of the Darvesh (درویش)

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