Tarab­band en­chants au­di­ence with Arab Mu­sic From Swe­den

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Within the ac­tiv­i­ties of the spring fes­ti­val held at Al-Sha­heed Park, Nadin Al-Khaldi; a Swedish artist of Iraqi ori­gin, re­cently led her mu­sic band, Tarab­band’s per­for­mance was were warmly re­ceived by the au­di­ence and played sev­eral songs she had com­posed her­self in­spired by sto­ries about wars, refugees suf­fer­ings and pas­sions. The band also played a piece called Sakkara ex­press­ing Al-Khaldi’s love for Egypt.

In ad­di­tion, the band per­formed a Dabka dance and a song about a Libyan girl who died off Libyan shores while at­tempt­ing to flee the war. The con­cert con­cluded with a piece played by Gabriel Her­mans­son, Fredrik Gille, Dan Svens­son, Filip Runes­son and Ro­main Gabourg. Al-Khaldi had to flee Iraq over 18 years ago and live as a refugee in var­i­ous coun­tries un­til she set­tled in Swe­den where she met her band mem­bers.

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