A celebration of Iraqi music and of the power that music has to unite people across religious boundaries and national borders.
This concert brings together superb Iraqi musicians and their ensembles - the leading Maqam exponent Farida Mohammad Ali (now resident in Holland), composer, violinist and oud player Yair Dalal (an Iraqi Jew from Israel) and the London-based composer and oud soloist Ahmed Mukhtar.
Inspired by the documentary film of the same name being made by Marsha Emerman and Majid Shokor.
Yair Dalal - Live in the desert
'It was so beautiful, it was almost unbearable. Yair Dalal, with his mysterious magical smile, takes you on a captivating journey where conventional concepts of time,space and freedom do not exist' Jerusalem Post on Yair Dalal
Farida Mohammad Ali
‘The queen of Iraqi Maqam’Le Monde on Farida Mohammad Ali