Most recent article by: Gudrun Stegen

The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq (photo: NYOI)

Iraq's First Youth Orchestra

A Symbol of Peace in A Divided Nation

Baghdad's only music school was destroyed in 2003. Any budding Iraqi musician who wants to learn an instrument has to use the Internet or find a teacher – neither of which is easy in Iraq. But a group of young musicians has not allowed itself to be deterred by such hurdles and has set up an orchestra, which they see as a symbol of peace. Gudrun Stegen reportsMore