As renditions of a hit song by British music group Coldplay go, you won’t have heard anything like it.
A group of tiny girls strum their acoustic guitars, belting out a self-made Persian translation of the hit Don’t Panic in a flat in Kabul.
Playing along is a man very much in the mould of the Western rock musician, complete with wrist bands and bandana.
These are “The Miraculous Love Kids”, a music school for street children set up by American guitarist Lanny Cordola.
On the day I visit I’m greeted by 20 or so dusty shoes and slippers in the hallway, a sign that the kids had a busy day on the streets of Kabul.
A pair of large photographs on the wall caught my attention. They show two beautiful, smiley girls, Parwana and Khorshid, two sisters who were killed four years ago in a suicide attack near what was then the Nato head quarters in Kabul.
It’s their story that has inspired this small school.
Among the girls rehearsing their instruments is 12-year old Mursal, Parwana and Khorshid’s younger sister.
Mursal was just seven when she went with her siblings to sell handkerchiefs, shawls and crafts near the compound of international troops in Kabul.