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Five years since the battle to dislodge Daesh from Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, a four-day festival of traditional music has taken place with the aim of salvaging the region’s shattered arts scene and promoting cultural coexistence.
Iraqi Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Abdul Amir al-Hamdani reopened on Monday al-Mansour Theater in the heavily fortified Green Zone in downtown Baghdad after more than 15 years of closure.
Dubbed 'Iran Film Week,' a recent film festival in Baghdad showcased an array of Iranian films to an Iraqi audience. The aim of the event is to boost cultural and cinematic ties between the two neighboring nations.
A two-day International Coordination Conference on the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in Liberated Areas of Iraq ended at UNESCO’s Headquarters on Friday
Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, will name Iraqi composer and oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma as a UNESCO Artist for Peace in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 February.
Iraq’s only music and ballet school has survived decades of war, sanctions and dictatorship, but now faces a funding crisis due to low oil prices and the costly war against Daesh (ISIS).