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Rahim Alhaj, Iraqi oud virtuoso, records "Rast"
Duration 2:45

The oud, a traditional Middle Eastern string instrument, is over 5,000 years old and...  click for more

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Rahim Alhaj discusses the importance of Iraqi music
Duration 2:55

Rahim Alhaj was born and raised in Baghdad and began studying the oud when he was nine years old. He attended the Baghdad Conservatory of Fine Arts...  click for more