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Jamming for PEACE
First Congregational Church - United Church of Christ
Portland, OR
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Jamming for PEACE
Music From Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Beyond

Saturday, October 28, 7 PM to  10 PM
First Congregational Church - United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
$15 general, $10 students
For Student Tickets Please call 503.725.4074

Rahim AlHaj
The Iraqi oud musician and composer graduated from the prestigious Baghdad Conservatory and performed widely in the Middle East and Europe with his teacher Munir Bashir. He was forced to leave Baghdad in 1991 due to his activism against Saddam Hussein's regime and relocated to the US as a political refugee in 2000. He has released four CD's since then: "The Second Baghdad," 2002; "Iraqi Music in a Time of War," 2003; "Friendship: Oud/String Quartet Ensemble," 2005; "When the Soul is Settled: Music of Iraq," Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2006. Rahim AlHaj has performed most recently at the Kennedy Center.

Hossein Omoumi
Performer on Iranian ney (reed flute) and music scholar at the University of Tehran, the Sorbonne in Paris, UCLA and most recently the University of Washington. His international performances and recordings are too numerous to list but include joined releases with well-known Iranian vocal artists Sima Bina and Parisa. Mehrdad Aarabi will accompany him on daf (Persian frame drum).

Yeni Ses (New Voice)
Sedat Uysal on saz, Peter Lippman on saz and Kim Goldov on violin. Yeni Sez performs traditional and modern music of Turkey and beyond.


First Congregational Church - United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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