Babylon Festival of Culture
|Country and Region||Iraq — Babil|
|Type of Festival||Literary, Music|
|Location of Festival||Hillah, Babil, Iraq|
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|
- Iraq arts fest: more words, less song and dance, by Lara Jakes (Atlanta Journal-Constitution. May 11, 2012)