Afghanistan in the ABU TV Song Festival

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Member station Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)
Appearances 2
First appearance 2012
Last appearance 2013
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Afghanistan have participated in the ABU TV Song Festival twice. The Afghan broadcaster, Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), has been the organiser of the Afghan entry since the country's debut in the contest in 2012.[1]


RTA is one of the founder members in the ABU TV Song Festivals, having participated in the very first ABU TV Song Festival 2012.[1]


Afghanistan was not present on the final participation list that was published by the ABU. The reasons for withdrawal from the ABU TV Song Festival 2014 are unknown.[2]


Year Artist Language Title English translation
2012 Hameed Sakhizada (حمید سخی زاده) Persian "Folk Music" (Malestani) My eye
2013 Shahzad Adeel[3] "Ma Ba Tu'em (Sobh E Abadi)" (ما به تو ایم) We Are With You (Flourishing morning)
2014 Did not compete


  1. ^ a b Hamzah, Hanizah. "ABU TV Song Festival". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Line-up announced for 3rd ABU TV Song Festival". ABU. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "ABU TV Song Festival - Afganistan". Performer's profile. Retrieved 20 September 2013.