After 30 years under Taliban rule, where music was prohibited, the youth of the middle east region came out in the hundreds for the Sonic Central music festival, organized by Australian photojournalist Travis Beard, a resident of Kabul. The festival featured acts from Australia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan. The festival, which played host to everything from blues to death metal, wasn’t exactly your run of the mill festival. The location, Barbur Gardens, Kabul, was kept a secret until the last minute to deter violent protests and no alcohol was available as per the law in the country. The six-hour festival was a success and marks a giant leap forward for the war-torn country. Read More Here.