18 Mar 2018

Live session: Rahim AlHaj at WOMAD 2018

From RNZ Music, 3:20 pm on 18 March 2018

Iraqi oud composer Rahim AlHaj performs 'Eastern Love' live for RNZ Music at WOMAD 2018. Alhaj regards himself as a peace activist who accompanies his message with his oud, one of civilization's most ancient stringed instruments. Twice Grammy nominated, Alhaj is now an American citizen, but was born in Baghdad and was imprisoned for his activism under the regime of Saddam Hussein.

See the rest of our WOMAD 2018 coverage here.

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