“Voices to Remember” by Rahim AlHaj
“Voices to Remember” features a vision for tomorrow, and may that day come soon. Here Iraq is united again; north, south, and east join with the west, the original home of Chobi, a very Iraqi rhythm of happiness, dancing, and celebration.
Letters from Iraq expresses the love and pain of lives lived by the people of war-torn Iraq. Actual mailed letters and their stories are transposed into eight gripping programmatic compositions by Iraqi-American composer and oud player, Rahim AlHaj with string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass) and percussion.