Among his admirers in Afghanistan and Afghan communities around the world, Saboori is considered one of the leading figures in Afghan folk
music. A new CD titled "This is Life" is his first release since seeking
refuge from his country's civil war more than a decade ago."For an entire
month, I hid in a basement because of the rockets landing everywhere in the
city," he says, recalling the months before he fled the violence for
Uzbekistan. There, he registered with UNHCR and lived for 11 years with his
wife and three children. Then came the offer to relocate to Canada.