Iraqi Oudist and Composer Rahim AlHaj Spreads Peace and Compassion

East Bay Express | November 6, 2008
While countries around the world are in turmoil, their music lives on in refugee status. It makes sense, but it does rattle one's sense of cultural authenticity and what that means in the modern day. How does Iraqi music change when the musician doesn't live in Iraq anymore?

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