Babylon Festival of Culture

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Country and Region IraqBabil
Type of Festival Literary, Music
Location of Festival Hillah, Babil, Iraq
Festival Description

The cultural festival features poetry readings, books, visual arts exhibitions, and a live music performance. The festival is a welcome event that takes place in Hillah, in a region formerly known as the Triangle of Death. Traditional music and dance have been eliminated from the programming that had once been a major facet of the Saddam Hussein era festivals. As the festival develops each subsequent manifestation to honor the rich cultural heritage of the region the programming will round-out even further.

Festival Dates May 5 - 6, 2012

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Articles:
  • Iraq arts fest: more words, less song and dance, by Lara Jakes (Atlanta Journal-Constitution. May 11, 2012)
    http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/iraq-arts-fest-more-1435692.html

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