Ustad Awalmir (استاد اولمیر) (born 1931 in Peshawar, British India – died April 24, 1982 in Kabul, Afghanistan) was a Pashtun composer, musician, singer, and poet who wrote and sang in the Pashto language. He began learning music as a teen from various music teachers and began to perform for
Ahmad Wali (احمد ولی) is a popular Ghazal singer from Afghanistan. He began his career in the 1970s, becoming popular in his native country before he was forced to flee by political upheaval in Afghanistan. He continued his work after resettling in Germany, performing throughout Europe and the United States.