What comes first is learning.
The idea of Nottar came from combining a notebook and a guitar. There are different genres of Afghani music inside Nottar. There are lyrics from songs, the names of their singers and there is a drawing for each song which has been made by people while listening to it and trying to represent it with colours.
Many people believe that music and painting have little in common but reality is something else. The two are closely related. The environment in which music and visual art take place affects our creative process. Environmental factors such as colour, light or dark, smells and sounds stimulate a variety of emotions and feelings in us. In the same way, these carnal experiences enter the process of our creativity and affect our works of art.
I spent my life in Afghanistan until 2021 when I came to Italy. I started learning music when I was ten. Ostad Ahmad Rauofe Fateh Ali khan was my first teacher. He taught me tabla and harmonium and later on I started learning to sing. I then studied composition at Isfahan University of Arts, Iran. When I was teaching in Afghanistan, the Taliban took power. There was no place for me there, and I was inevitably forced to leave my country. Now I have a new life, new great friends and I will use the power of music against oppression.