German Glamour Women of L.A.
“A beautiful reminder that, while protest music often erupts as a scream of rage or rides over bellicose beats, it can also be quieter — and ravishingly beautiful.”
“Watch as she transforms from a woman, given no voice, into a thing of beauty and raw expression that would make a Taliban’s head explode.”
“Taliban leaders think music is sinister, but nevertheless, they’ve inspired the sound of Ariana Delawari.”
“Lion of Panjshir released on David Lynch’s label confronts the idea of Afghanistan as a violent, unknowable land. The album uses hypnotic Eastern instruments to explore classic folk themes. In the ustads’ accompaniment, flurries of melody ride a single bass note to create a trance-like sound similar to that of Indian raga music. When those sounds are paired with Ariana’s clear alto and strong acoustic guitar strums, the songs become intimate and accessible.”