Uploaded on Tuesday 21 January 2014


Attan is a traditional Afghan dance. Its origin lies in the Afghan Pashtoon tribes pagan yester-years and usually involved men performing a ritual dance. This was later modified into a Muslim dance of soldiers to allow the dancers to get 'closer to God' before they advanced on their missions. It was noted by the Moghuls of the period and is unique only amongst Afghans living in and around southern borders of Afghanistan.

Filmed and edited by Jamil Yosufi.


Language: Silent

Length: 1:51

Country: Afghanistan

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Attan by Jamil Yosufi is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain 3.0 License.