$75.00 (Inc. GST)

On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music

Add to Wishlist
Current Stock:
SKU: DVD-0625
size: 13.70cm W × 19.10cm H × 1.40cm D
Shipping Cost: Calculated at Checkout
Organisation *

I remember beautiful days, beautiful hours, very beautiful places. The Tigris, the boats, the fish. I can't forget that I was born in Baghdad and I am an Iraqi. – Elias Shasha.

When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq, he discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a hidden history. Saddam Hussein's regime purged Iraqi music of its origins, but Majid learns the truth as he travels the world to meet exiled Iraqi musicians – Jewish, Muslim and Christian – who still sing and play these songs. They are reunited in a joyful concert at London's Barbican Centre, where music and culture are bridges that transcend religion and politics.

There are no reviews yet.

Leave a Review