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Still of the Production Charly Bagdad

2006, Solo, 20 Min.

A popular form of Iraqi pop music is called "Charly Bagdad". These are ballads in which the singer often quite freely improvises across various songs. What he is saying is not as important as that the feeling is right and these songs are then also full of life and flowery imagery. For this piece we have chosen three such songs. These form the starting point for a small journey through Iraq as it once was and maybe no longer be for quite some time.


Choreography:Christoph Winkler
Dance: Florian Bilbao
Music: Irak Pop

Funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur.

Christoph Winkler - Charly Bagdad - 2006 - Excerpt from Christoph Winkler on Vimeo.