Tom Morello calls for evacuation of young female Afghan guitarists: “They are in grave danger”

Tom Morello / Girl with a Guitar
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Tom Morello has issued an open letter asking for help in evacuating 12 young female guitarists from Taliban-occupied Afghanistan.

The young musicians are all members of the Girl with a Guitar program – which aims to teach guitar to girls in war-torn countries – and are said by Morello to be in “grave danger” as a result of the takeover.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.