Ahesta Boro (Persian: آهسته برو, literally "walk slowly", figuratively "walk graciously") is a musical composition played to welcome the bride and groom's entrance to the wedding hall in weddings in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and parts of Pakistan. Usually the accompanied couple is walked slowly under the sanction of the Qur'an as the attending guests rise in honor of the holy book. This anthem is a very strong tradition in these marriage ceremonies. The song was originally written by Abdul Rahim Sarban, who had his inspiration from the cultural folklore.
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