Iraqi composer and Oud master, Rahim Alhaj, returns to mid-Missouri five years after his first benefit concert for Iraqi children.
Alhaj is an Iraqi from Baghdad currently living in Albuquerque, N.M. His Oud music has been played on PRI’s The World and BBC Radio. He has performed hundreds of concerts all over the world. Rahim was the winner of several music awards and was a Grammy Award nominee for the 2008 Best Traditional World Music Album. Y
See more information about Rahim Alhaj at www.RahimAlhaj.com.
Rahim Alhaj will be performing on the Oud (an ancient Arabic string instrument) the evening of the concert, held at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under have free admission. Purchase tickets at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts (in person, by phone 875-0600, or via its Web site at www.motheatre.org), Peace Nook and World Harvest.
May 9, 2009 – 7 p.m., Missouri Theatre
Sponsors include the Muslim Students’ Organization at the University of Missouri and KOPN
More info at http://www.motheatre.org/calendar/?show_ID=1172