On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music (1)
1h 19min · Documentary · 1 January 0001
This documentary follows a genial Muslim Australian host of Iraqi descent as he traces the origins and general excitement of Iraqi music, which has a strong Jewish component. He travels to several countries, including Iraq, Israel, The Netherlands and England to interview musicians involved with this music. They are nearly all (but not all) older men and they seem genuinely delighted with his interest. We see a lot of individual homes, and some groups of folks in these countries. This is an important documentary of record, and leads into a really satisfying conclusion.
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