Negin Khpolwak: Afghanistan's First Female Conductor

As we continue to receive devastating news  as a result of the violence in the Middle East, it was wonderfully heartwarming and reassuring to read the BBC News story of Negin Khpolwak. She is only 17 years old but already has big talent – and big ambitions.  Khpolwak, who was interviewed by Shaimaa Khalil, shared this: All I want is to become a very good concert pianist and conductor, not only in Afghanistan, but in the world. Khpolwak had the tremendous advantage of having the support of her father to not only go to school — a rarity for a…