We are grateful for the generous support of the following foundations:

We are also most appreciative to the YES (Youth Exchange Services) volunteers, Save the Children, and the Hope Foundation for their dedication to distributing songbook across Afghanistan.

Special Thanks:

In addition to all the Afghan musicians and poets from whom this collection of songs originated, we wish to thank the following:

Published by the National Geographic Society:

John M. Fahey, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer
Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Chairman of the Board
Tim T. Kelly, President, Global Media Group
Nina D. Hoffman, Executive Vice President; President, Book Publishing Group

Staff for the Book:

Songbook Design: Arsalan Lutfi, TriVision Studios
Transliteration, Typesetting, and Editing: Tabasum Lutfi, TriVision Studios
Translation: Shahnaz Masumi, TriVision Studios
Music Notation: John Roberts
Dari Editing: Margaret Mills
Cover Illustration: Susan Fisher, with inspiration from original children's drawings

Staff for the CD:

Musical Director, Arranger, Executive Producer: Vaheed Kaacemy
Chief Studio Engineer: Kushal Kana
Children's Chorus: Behzad Farkhari, Ghazal Farkhari, Masoud Farkhari, Khainat Hussainzada, Halina Hussainzada, Nabila Abdul, Habib Abdullah, Ramin Sultanzada, Abid Hamidi, Ramiz Hameedi, Shabir Hameedi, Noorin Band Ali, Mansour Afzali, Kaveh Wahdat, Tamineh Wahdat, and Ramez Suldeen

Published with Financial Support from:

National Geographic Mission Programs, the Flora Family Foundation, The Ayenda Foundation, Lesley University, Richard Pascale, Jason Soules, and Celia Morris.

A Very Special Thanks to:

Arsalan Lutfi, Tabasum Lutfi, Zainab Masumi, TriVision Studios, Lesley University, Lorraine Sakata, Shamim Jawad (Founder, The Ayenda Foundation), Vaheed Kaacemy and his family, Kathryn Keane, Fred Hiebert, Kathie Teter, Susan Fisher, Yasin Farkhari, Celia Morris, Jennifer Wik, Carol Chandor, Ann Carol Brown and many more family and friends who provided support and encouragement throughout this project.