“My message as an artist, as a conductor, also as a cellist, is that when things are abnormal we make things normal. We make things worth living for”
Amid the rubble and debris of a bomb site in Baghdad, musician Karim Wasfi sat down to play his cello to send a message to those “who consider bombs to be the only way to resolve this disagreement”.
Amidst the chaos of a site in which a car bomb had just exploded in Baghdad, musician Karim Wasfi sat down and played his cello sending a message to those “who consider bombs to be the only way to resolve this disagreement”.
The cellist, who is the director of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, told the BBC: “Obviously I cannot challenge the bombs with my cello, but I can at least assure that life is worth living.”
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