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Students rehearse Jan. 7 in a class at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, Afghanistan. The institute will send the 48 students in its Afghan Youth Orchestra to the United States for a tour that runs from Feb. 3-15.
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AP photo / Musadeq Sadeq

Students rehearse Jan. 7 in a class at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, Afghanistan. The institute will send the 48 students in its Afghan Youth Orchestra to the United States for a tour that runs from Feb. 3-15.

Institute turns chaos into concerts

By Denis D. Gray
The Associated Press

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KABUL, Afghanistan – Not so long ago, Fakira roamed the mean streets of the Afghan capital, hawking magazines for 13 U.S. cents apiece to support her poverty-stricken family.

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