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"on the banks of the Tigris," Boston Jewish Film Festival, Boston, MA, 14 Nov 2015

On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music

Saturday, November 14th, 8:45 pm
Boston Jewish Music Festival
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

After Majid Shokor left Iraq for Australia, he began to research the classic Iraqi songs from his childhood, and was surprised to learn that most of the songs were composed by Jews who had left Baghdad for Israel in the early 1950s. Shokor sets off to meet the Jews who shaped Iraq's musical history and embarks on a journey to bring together musicians of different faiths—Jewish, Muslim, and Christian—who share his nostalgia for these well-known tunes.

First Prize Winner of Best Documentary in the Baghdad International Film Festival.

More info/tix: Agile tickets/BJFF

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