Crossroads podcast: An Iraqi classical soundtrack- Ep 14

Auditions via Skype; instruments concealed in bags to avoid attack; and the shadow of war – the brave members of an Iraqi youth orchestra had much to overcome. In this episode, we chat to Paul MacAlindin, who became musical director of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq and has written a book about the fraught […]

Auditions via Skype; instruments concealed in bags to avoid attack; and the shadow of war – the brave members of an Iraqi youth orchestra had much to overcome. In this episode, we chat to Paul MacAlindin, who became musical director of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq and has written a book about the fraught but uplifting experience. We also hear clips of music from the orchestra.

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