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Afghanistan's Elite Performers Gather at Ninth Annual ATN Awards


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Afghanistan's Elite Performers Gather at Ninth Annual ATN Awards

  1. 1.  The favorite stars of Afghanistan’s music and performing arts scenes were honored in a high-profile award ceremony held on Monday, February 23, at the elegant Palace of Culture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In front of a live international audience of more than 800 people, the ninth Annual ATN Awards ceremony brought together the winners of a public vote for today’s most popular Afghan performers.
  2. 2.  When aired in March, the “Afghanistan’s Got Glamour” event will reach 45 million viewers via television and online streaming services. In addition to honoring top Afghan stars, the ceremony also included famous entertainers from Iran and Tajikistan, thus making the event a truly global spectacle. The ATN Awards are sponsored by Ariana Television Network, the largest broadcast media company in Afghanistan. According to the corporation’s chairman, Ehsanollah Bayat, the ceremony has grown enormously in prestige and scale since the first show in 2005.
  3. 3.  He emphasized that the event is much more than simply a recognition of the most popular performers today. In fact, the ATN Awards highlight the unique beauty and depth of Afghan culture and serve to preserve and enhance the Afghan peoples’ heritage in the modern world.