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Paywand is a Hobart-based group, performing Afghan House Music with a clever fusion of styles based on traditional Afghani, Persian and Indian music. The members of Paywand began as young musicians in Afghanistan, creating upbeat, inspiring music and captivating audiences with a rich, cultural experience. Paywand is Persian word word, meaning Connectand was inspired by wedding performances where these young musicians witnessed the powerful connection music both brings and represents. Paywand are passionate about bringing their unique style of music to the wider community, creating connections between performer and listener, and sharing their energy and joyousness with new audiences.

Music Tasmania acknowledges Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of this island, lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge traditional peoples' connection to country. We respect the traditions and customs of the Aboriginal people of lutruwita, who remain the custodians of these lands.