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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

Iraq N' Roll

Film Screening as Part of the Series Between Marrakesh and Mashhad. Jews in Islamic Countries (in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles)

In this intimate documentary, filmmaker Gili Gaon accompanies the Israeli rock musician Dudu Tassa on a journey to his musical heritage. Dudu's grandfather Daud al-Kuwaity, along with his brother Saleh, were among Iraq’s most successful musicians and composers in the 1930s.

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

When the brothers returned to Israel in the 1950s, their Jewish-Arab music was no longer popular and fell into oblivion. Dudu discovers his cultural roots in the al-Kuwaity's music and decides to reinterpret their works – and thus embarks upon a very personal musical dialog between generations and cultures.

Directed by Gili Gaon
Country Israel
Language Hebrew and Arabic
Release date 2011
Running time 54 minutes

As an introduction, Achim Rohde (Philipps University of Marburg) will speak about Iraqi-Jewish commemorative culture (in German). There will be a talk with the director after the film.

Trailer: Iraq N’ Roll, Documentary, Israel 2011, 54 min, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

Where, when, what?

  • When Thursday 27 April 2017, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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