16 Mar 2007 • 1,035 views
on the headphones its Farida & The Iraqi Maqam Ensemble
"Across the Arab world, maqam refers to specific tone scales, whereas in Iraq, it can also refer to a specific kind of improvised performance based on rules."
and also, according to Wikipedia
, "Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq some religous fanatics have been attacking musicians..... Music shops have been the target of grenade bombings. Religious leaders have closed some of the concert halls and clubs in the shop."