Rahim AlHaj and string ensemble: Letters from Iraq

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Born in Baghdad, Rahim AlHaj is a master of the oud—a stringed instrument with a history unfurling back 5,000 years. Music has been a constant in his life throughout his years as an Iraqi, a political refugee, and now an American citizen. In this performance, AlHaj and his string quintet will play his composition created from the text of actual letters—letters expressing the emotions of Iraqis living in their war-torn country—transposed into eight gripping compositions.

Rahim AlHaj and string ensemble: Letters from Iraq
  • 141 E Park Rd
  • Iowa City, IA 52242
  • February 16, 2019
  • Hancher Auditorium
  • $10 - 35