About Robin Ryczek
Ms. Ryczek is a contributing member of rock band Arc Iris. The debut album release included U.S. and International headlining tours, as well as support for bands such as Gipsy Kings, St Vincent, Nicole Atkins, Freeman and Tweedy (Wilco).
In 2010, Ms. Ryczek joined faculty at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, Afghanistan’s first music high school after the Taliban regime had banned all music. In 2011, Ms. Ryczek was a founding member of Afghanistan Music Project (formerly known as Sound Studies Projects), a platform focused on promoting musical events in Afghanistan and supporting Afghan youth and communities in areas of music, culture, and the arts.
In 2012 Ms. Ryczek took lead as Director of Rock School Kabul (RSK), a school of contemporary music in Kabul. Over the next three years, with a broad outreach to Afghan youth demographic, she provided direct training to students and worked closely with numerous Afghan musicians, artists, writers, and filmmakers during a time often referred to as a Afghan cultural renaissance. She also taught at Kabul University School of Fine Arts and collaborated with Kabul-based organizations in producing numerous regional concert and cultural events.