Iraqi musicians play for unity and peace

As armed groups spread violence across Iraq, National Symphony and Baghdad's Youth Orchestra unite to keep the music on.

    Iraq was once a sophisticated centre for arts and learning. But more recently it has become recognised for political instability and fighting.

    On Sunday some of the country's best musicians marked World Peace Day with a concert aimed at unifying the country.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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