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In the face of death threats and intimidation, the sound of girls and young women from Afghanistan defying adversity. And they are the only one who knows about me that I'm playing music. My relatives and my old family members, my uncles, they are going to know now watching me interviewing in media and everything.
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They have very bad point of view about music and that hurts.
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>> Many here like Zerefa have had to hide their talent, even from family members, fearing retribution. Years of conservatism under Taliban rule have taken their toll. But here in Davos, this ensemble of 30 are the face of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra. I'm Reuters reporter Jake Greaves at the World Economic Forum where the Zohra orchestra will be closing proceedings in style.
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They say with their music they hope to help shape a different identity for their country.>> All the media usually shows the things that happens in Afghanistan like Taliban, ISIS. Violence against women and our ensemble totally a positive image of Afghanistan to the world. And being one of the member of that and being one of the person who is going to show that picture to the world, it's like a dream.
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>> On Thursday, the group held a practice session at a local Swiss school. On Friday evening, the audience will be thousands of Davos delegates. The performance will close this year's forum. But the Afghan's Women's Orchestra hope it will be anything but the end of their story.
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