PRESS

BUST Interview : Ariana Delawari talks the musical renaissance in Afghanistan and her long awaited album

The Village Voice : Ariana Delawari’s Fight Songs Get Double Treatment

SOMA Magazine People Issue “Ariana’s Diaries : Dispatch from Kabul” 

Ariana Delawari Double or Nothing Interview

Issue Magazine Interview Ariana Delawari and Nicole Disson

German Glamour Women of L.A.

INDIEWIRE interview with Ariana about We Came Home

New York Times Review of We Came Home

The Hollywood Reporter Review of We Came Home

LA Times Review of We Came Home 

“Few things benefit a documentary more than a powerful female character spitting back in the face of opposition” – The Daily Beast “Women in the World”

 

SOMA Magazine Cover Feature “Afghanistan is Her Name”

 

Justlux Magazine Interview with Ariana 

Folha de Sao Paulo TV interview and live recording session with Ariana 

The Times UK/ Afghanistan Cover Feature on Ariana and her participation in Sound Central Rock Festival Kabul

USA Today story on Sound Central Rock Festival featuring Ariana 

Arte France / Germany Interviews Ariana for a feature on Sound Central 

Arte TV Interview with Ariana and the other artists at Sound Central Rock Festival Kabul

Dawn.com Sound Central Rock Festival

Huffington Post Article on Sound Central Rock Festival

Washington Post Article on Sound Central Rock Festival 


MTV/Iggy Review of “Be Gone Taliban” Video

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.”

http://www.mtviggy.com/reviews/ariana-delawari-be-gone-taliban-music-video/

IFC Premiere of “Be Gone Taliban” Video

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.”

 

Scott Simon, NPR Weekend Edition Interview

Taliban leaders think music is sinister, but nevertheless, they’ve inspired the sound of Ariana Delawari.”

 

Los Angeles Times (cover story)

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.”

 

Marie Claire Italia Interview

LA Weekly Interview