Soulbird hopes to build a safe nest for Iraqi artists
Atlanta musician goes to Kurdistan to make music amid chaos.
One minor problem: Performing music in Iraq can get you killed.-
"It's been reported that 80 percent of Iraqi singers have left the country, because now all artists are targeted by terrorists and extremists for torture and murder," says Brady. "So what Soulbird is doing is opening an academy in the relatively safer Kurdistan region of Iraq, in the city of Erbil, to provide a place for artists from all over Iraq to develop and study their craft in a safe and welcoming environment."-
(Photo Courtesy R. Timothy Brady)