Film, Video Rahim AlHaj Oral History

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Rahim AlHaj Oral History
Virtuoso oud musician and composer Rahim AlHaj discusses his family, education, music and his experiences leaving Iraq and settling in New Mexico with Dan Sheehy prior to a Library of Congress concert.
Event Date
July 28, 2016
-  Rahim AlHaj is a master of the oud who studied under the renowned Munir Bashir and Salim Abdul Kareem, at the Institute of Music in Baghdad, Iraq. He moved to the US in 2000 as a political refugee and has resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico ever since.
-  Daniel Sheehy is director and curator emeritus of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
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1 hours 24 minutes 5 seconds
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