Los Angeles, USA – Iraqi singer Kazem Al Sahir will be touring the United States accompanied by a stunning 15-piece Middle Eastern orchestra. The tour commences February 28th, 2003.
A cultural icon throughout the Arabic-speaking world, Iraq’s most popular living singer, Kazem Al-Sahir, embarks on an historic performance tour this winter. As the United States hovers on the brink of war with his country, Al-Sahir will visit major American cities in order to present a positive view of life and culture in his troubled region of the world, a view imbued with elegance, sophistication, celebration, and hope. Al-Sahir’s gesture transcends politics, but it is not naive. He believes that there is no more important thing he can do at this perilous moment than extend a genuine hand of friendship from one Iraqi to all Americans.
Kazem Al-Sahir says, “For me, composing music and performing for old and new audiences has always been and still is the most enriching experience of my life. I hope my music, and these performances with this notable group of some of the most talent Arab American musicians from all around the United States communicates a little bit of understanding and friendship with their fellow neighbors in these very difficult times.”