Mary Ann Kennedy - Alya Marquardt in Session
Mary Ann Kennedy presents new music from around the world and a studio session with British-Iraqi singer Alya Marquardt, performing with her seven-piece band Alula.
Mary Ann Kennedy with new music from across the globe, plus a studio session with British-Iraqi singer Alya Marquardt.
Alya Marquardt was born in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, and moved to London with her parents following the Iran-Iraq war. She was classically trained as a pianist and mezzo-soprano, but has since devoted herself to rediscovering the music of her Iraqi heritage. She sings with her seven-piece band Alula.