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Iraqi Kids Find Refuge in Music

All too often, in Iraq and many other places in the world, children grow up to the sound of explosions and sirens. But in a classroom in Basra, a different sound surrounds them — music.  "Children's Orchestra" is the brainchild of Adnan Sahi, head of the music department at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Basra. The motto of this summer program is “Culture fights backwardness and extremism.” “Human behavior in general, and children’s, is a response to a...

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