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Rahim Al Haj: Letters from Iraq

November 8 @ 7:30 pm

Born in Baghdad, Rahim Al Haj is a master of the oud—a stringed instrument with a history dating 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.

Created from the text of actual letters expressing the emotions of Iraqis living in their war-torn country, Letters from Iraq is a poignant telling through music of war, its aftermath and its consequences. These stories become more than an aural presentation. They are truly a virtual visual reality at the hand of Rahim and his quintet, each piece presenting a unique scenario, together weaving a complete tale of devastation, pain, redemption and, ultimately, hope.

Details

Date:
November 8
Time:
7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://texasperformingarts.org/season/rahim-alhaj-mccullough-theatre-2019

Venue

McCullough Theatre
2375 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, TX 78712
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