After Saddam and war Iraqs musicians see revival

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Student (L) being taught to play the oud while another (R) plays the kaman.
Student (L) being taught to play the oud while another (R) plays the kaman.
Shahad Jammal, a student at the institute.
Shahad Jammal, a student at the institute.
A traditional instrument, the oud.
A traditional instrument, the oud.
Iraq has a rich musical history and before Saddam Hussein there was a bohemian musical atmosphere in old Baghdad with over a dozen concerts in the capital every day.

Students at Baghdad’s Institute of Musical Studies could be among the artists of the future slowly bringing live music back to Iraq.

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