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Global Fridays-Rahim AlHaj

Global Fridays-Rahim AlHaj

Deftly combining traditional Iraqi maqamat with contemporary stylings and influences, the thrice-Grammy-nominated Rahim AlHaj seeks to translate into music the suffering, joy, anxiety and determination that he has experienced and witnessed in his lifelong struggle against injustice-as an Iraqi, a political refugee and today as an American citizen. Communicating with a compelling immediacy that bypasses cultural obstacles, his music speaks irresistibly to the heart in a universal language of compassion. Presented in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways.

03-24-2017
Arab American National Museum
Dearborn, Michigan