Ilham Al-Madfai – “The Voice of Iraq”

This Iraqi singer and musician has the most beautiful, velvety, layered voice that invokes melancholy, longing and nostalgia – and reverberates within.

“Ilham al-Madfai is a legend, both in Baghdad and right across the Middle East. He’s the man who first shook up the Iraqi music scene in the 1970s, back in the days when he was known as the Baghdad Beatle” (From The Guardian, Interview with Ilham

Click here to listen to Ilham sing an Ode to Baghdad while watching a video of shots of the city. It is a must.

For Ilham’s official webiste: click here 


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