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Iraq's classical and gypsy music traditions

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 July 2001

Andy's Sony Award-winning two-part documentary on music in Iraq. He meets Qassim al-Sultan, one of Iraq's leading pop stars whose songs praise Saddam as a national hero. He also explores the wilder sounds of Iraq's little-known gypsy community, and searches the pirate record shops for CDs by Kenny Rogers.

Music and featured items

22 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Andy Kershaw in Iraq

    Andy Kershaw in Iraq

  • Traditional music of Iraq

    Traditional music of Iraq


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