Originally from Afghanistan, Majid Qiyam is a musician, ghazal singer, music teacher, and Kabul’s New Times journalist. In 1996, Majid fled from the Taliban to Kyrgyzstan . He moved to Canada in 2001. Majid plays tabla, rubab, sitar, harmonium , tanbur, and accordion . Majid has weekly papers as well as a Cultural House in Vancouver under the name of Cultural Houseofmawlana.