Qardash uses music to illuminate the challenges faced by those with multi-hyphenate identities: as a refugee; an immigrant; and an Afghan in America. As an independent artist, Qardash rejects the comfort of large production teams and instead, embraces a DIY modality. After learning how to record, distribute, and promote music in Afghanistan with minimal infrastructure and technology, he has parlayed that experience into his latest project, leveraging the abundance of resources available to a stateside indie musician.
His first single, “GHSTMTHR” was released in September 2022 and is available everywhere music is streamed.
Watch the “GHSTMTHR” music video on YouTube here.