"Letters from Iraq"
Hailed as a master of the oud and named a 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellow, Rahim AlHaj is a performer and composer who combines traditional Iraqi music with contemporary styling and influences. He has collaborated with artists from jazz guitarist Bill Frisell to contemporary string ensemble Kronos Quartet to rock band REM. Here he leads an ensemble in some of his most recent work.
Rahim AlHaj, oud; Issa Malouf, percussion; Kontras String Quartet; Christian Dillingham, double bass