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Pashto song in zarsanga and daud voice treat 2 listen.Shinwari Lawangeena, Where the Waters MeetSung by Zar Sanga and Daud Hanif, their soul searing voices bring to life Zaitoon Bano's and Watan Dosts beautifully worded lyrics in this documentary - video filmed by Sahar, Tariq Peerzada and Luke Powell. One can see Afghanistan in the background during the dance footage.The first verse goesZarsanga.1) The separation has weakened my heart. Thoughts of the homeland bring tears to my eyes. Too much love will drive me insane.This is the traditional form of starting off a folk song and is called 'ghara'. Here the female voice talks about the feelings of separation and the love for ones own homeland, and how it moves people to tears, when one is away from ones root and loved ones. It basically touches the approach of citizenship by showing that how an individual's identity, roots, everyday experiences is relevant to the concept of citizenship and belonging.ZarsangaThese flood waters do not scare me. My courage will carry me across.When sung in the voice of a woman, this verse brings forth the inner strength of the women of this region. 'Floods' symbolize the patriarchal systems, cultural violence and other accepted impediments in the way of women's active participation in a citizenship and development process.Daud HanifWhy don't you return to your homeland?You think you are living like a king, but, away from home, one is merely a beggar.This verse was written by a renowned Peshawar based Afghan poet Watan Dost, specially for our song. It exemplifies a general experience of people living in countries, where they are not and possibly may never be legal citizens. it forces one to thus question the concept of citizenship in another form. It is a verse to which generally Pukhtuns and Afghans living away from their land can relate to.Zarsanga.Help me leave the darkness behind, that I may spread light all across my land.Within the patriarchal context of thisregion, women's active citizenship and empowerment has always been dependant or linked to women's rights issues. In this particular verse an image of a girl being given as 'swara' by her father has been added (a piece from my documentary ) to symbolize darkness. The image suddenly shifts to images of girls' education and empowerment to signify the role of women in nation building and development.Daud HanifYour sister and your old mother, they love you.'Why don't you come home?' they ask.Written by Watan Dost, it heart wrenchingly makes the feelings of separation slap us in the face and drives home the need to encourage participation in reconstruction of ones own 'state/homeland'.

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