Unique Musical Experiences Bring Insight into the Arab World

Musicians who have played Arabic music on the streets of Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the West Bank will share their unique experiences with the Fort Collins Community from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9 at University Village Center, 1600 W. Plum St.

The program, "Singing in Baghdad: Middle Eastern Magical Music," will tell of the musicians’ Arab world experience through music, images and stories.

Musicians Cameron Powers and Kristina Sophia are the founders of the non-profit organization, "Musical Missions for Peace." The goal of the organization is to build bridges between the United States and Arab nations.

Powers and Sophia last performed in Iraq in April of last year, nine days after U.S. troops entered the capital city. They performed in front of the toppled statue of Saddam in downtown Baghdad. The American musicians hope to give insight on how Americans view the Arab world and also how the Arab world views Americans.