A lover of Brisbane, particularly the Moreton Bay region at Wynnum Manly and the beautiful Scenic Rim and have live in the Queensland Outback. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and event in my own backyard.
Iraqi music brought to life
The hidden story of Iraqi music is told in the 2015 documentary On the Banks of the Tigris.
When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq he discovered a hidden history in the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad. Saddam's regime removed Iraqi music of its origins. On a quest to learn more, Majid makes a bold journey from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq where he meets exiled Iraqi musicians – Jewish, Muslim and Christian - hears their music and stories and unite them in a joyful concert at London's Barbican Centre where music and culture are bridges for peace and reconciliation.