Kurdish Musicians Create First Recording in Baltimore
On May 9th, 2012, Mr. Ghazi Ahmed, his son Mr. Ali Ahmed, and daughter Ms. Amina Ahmed created their first recording in the US of traditional folk and original songs. The Ahmed’s are Kurdish refugees from Iraq who were resettled by the IRC in Baltimore in January 2012.
They have since dazzled the staff and community with their singing and instrumental work on oud and saz (two stringed instruments). IRC Volunteer Coordinator Raffi Wartanian, a musician himself, teamed up with Jake Leckie, a teacher of audio engineering at Loyola University of Maryland, to record at a recital room donated by the university. The songs are currently being mixed and will be available later this year for lovers of music, especially from the Anatanolia/Babylonia/Kurdistan areas, to enjoy.
Mr. Ghazi Ahmed will perform at the Baltimore Resettlement Center’s annual World Refugee Day commemoration on June 22nd at the Creative Alliance. To RSVP, please call the Creative Alliance at 410-276-1651.