The United States Air Forces in Europe Band at the 1968 Jeshyn Fair.

a. Members of the band’s Dixie Combo at the Mausoleum of Amir Abdur Rahman. b. Technical Sergeant Cunnigham (left) and Sergeant Radinski (right) compare notes with Afghan musicians.
Kabul, 1968

One of the highlights of U.S.-Afghan cultural relations was the appearance of the USAFE Ambassadors at the 1968 Jeshyn Fair. They played a mixture of American music and traditional Afghan songs during evening performances and numerous daytime concerts. U.S. Ambassador Robert G. Neumann wrote of the musicians,
“They are all diplomats in the best sense of the word.”

Courtesy of the United States Air Forces in Europe Band.

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