AUIS Development Club members put together a number of fun carnival games this past Thursday. All of the games are created using recycled construction materials such as wooden palates and pvc pipe. These volunteer students will invite the festival crowd to join in the fun of playing their home-made games at the festival on April 20t
A number of festival organizers had a very productive meeting at the Ministry of Culture today. We met with Mr. Abass Abdulrazad Akbar, the General Manager of Art and Culture and made amazing strides in terms of finalizing the venue and collaborating with the ministry.
Mr. Nabil Musa, the Iraq Upper Tigris Waterkeeper went over recent projects he has taken part of this past year including producing a short-film on Iraq’s vulnerable waterways and Climate Action Day. We discussed the possibility of having condensed festivals in local villages and conducting environmental-awareness workshops. Hopefully this is the beginning of a strong relationship with the Ministry of Culture and the Green Music and Arts Festival!
A group of musicians and performance artists performed at a public park today in the city of sulaimani, Iraq. The group of musicians consisted of Iraqi and and an American musician. They sang a variety of songs, played the guitar as well as the clarinet as performers dressed in suits of garbage bags and empty bottles interacted with the crowd.
The event was organized by a number of local organizations interested in raising awareness for the importance of protecting the environment. The NGO Nature Iraq, as well as the group Sulyon and Development Now collected money from the audience to help fund an upcoming Green Arts and Music Festival in Sulaimani scheduled for mid-April, the first of its kind in Iraq. The groups involved are raising money for a media campaign to be aired in Iraq on the importance of protecting the environment.