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2016-11-16T20:44:51.000Z
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61,086
Video Title:
Rahim AlHaj - "Eastern Love" [Studio Session]
Description:
Watch Rahim AlHaj perform "Eastern Love" from his Smithsonian Folkways release 'Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet.' 'Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet' is available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/rahim-alhaj/letter-1-eastern-love-sinan/music/track/smithsonian Bandcamp: https://rahimalhaj.bandcamp.com/album/letters-from-iraq-oud-and-string-quintet 'Letters from Iraq' expresses the love and pain of lives lived by the people of war-torn Iraq. Actual mailed letters and their stories are transposed into eight gripping programmatic compositions by Iraqi-American composer and oud player, Rahim AlHaj with string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass) and percussion. He says, “Music can make us laugh, make us cry, make us march into war. I want to make music to make us realize peace.” These recordings are of deep emotion and great beauty, melding mastery of Iraqi and Western classical genres alike to form something entirely new. Rahim AlHaj: https://www.rahimalhaj.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RahimAlHajOfficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/rahim_alhaj Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rahim_alhaj Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
Video Duration:
7 min 23 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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