Tracks in the Dust-Songs from Afghanistan
“We believe it is the first of its kind. This is the first CD written, recorded and produced in Afghanistan by a true coalition of artists from five nations: Italy, France, Canada, England and the United States,” said Vince Yznaga, United States infantry officer.
In 1985, a young man from San Antonio named Vince Yznaga joined the United States army at age 17. He grew up in a family surrounded by music with the piano and guitar gracing family gatherings. He began playing guitar at age 12 and eventually developed into a solo artist. Joining the military right out of high school, Vince brought his love for music to a place where few expect to hear beautiful sounds. During his final deployment, he became the catalyst for a CD that would become as unique and special as the individuals who produced it.
In 1990, Vince was deployed to the 1st Gulf War, he was later sent to Bosnia in 2001 to serve as a Company Commander. Later, he was an advisor to the Iraqi army in East Baghdad in 2007. Most recently, Vince was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, where he served as a Staff Officer in the NATO headquarters in Kabul. It was there that he met fellow soldier / musicians. During the last six months of his tour, Tracks in the Dust-Songs from Afghanistan was conceived and completed.
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