Asia Grace

Blind musician

Herat, Afghanistan

It's not unusual for musicians and balladeers to be blind, as this one was. He is singing long, sad ballads, almost wailing while clapping tiny cymbals in his hand. He is accompanied by three other muscians in a tea house in Herat. I gather they may earn some tips.

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