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We’re All About Afghanistan

All Around This World South and Central Asia Map featuring Afghanistan

This week in our online class we’re going to Afghanistan, where our goal is not to ignore the politics of this defiant, ever-independent nation, but instead to choose a different place to focus. This week we’ll celebrate the music, dance and other cultural riches of this historically confounding place, a land that has consistently eluded the clutches of even the most powerful would-be colonizers and to remain opaque, but its own.

South and Central Asia — we’ve ARRIVED!

All Around This World South and Central Asia "Everywhere Map"

We’re here! After talking about it for what seems like a thousand years, All Around This World’s online class for kids is finally starting our exploration of the many cultures and musics of South and Central Asia. We’ll start in India and nudge northwest, up through Pakistan to Afghanistan and onto the Central Asian steppe. We’ll travel through Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to Tuva, take a right turn to visit Uighur lands, then end our trek with a southward sing through Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Could you ask for anything more?