V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010
Douglas Kent Hall
Rahim AlHaj Plays for Peace at ¡Globalquerque!
Six continents and a world premiere in two days
Oud player Rahim AlHaj will take the stage Saturday night at the ¡Globalquerque! world music festival to premiere works from his new album, Little Earth. When he does, don’t be surprised to see tears in his eyes.
V.19 No.12 | 3/25/2010
Where the Sweetness Is
Rahim AlHaj, Bill Frisell and Eyvind Kang perform The Baghdad/Seattle Suite
As they stood in the wings at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in early February, about to perform The Baghdad/Seattle Suite publicly for the first time, Iraqi oud player Rahim AlHaj and Americans guitarist Bill Frisell and violist Eyvind Kang heard their cue to go onstage.