Because we clearly are.
In other news, the Sulaimani-based news website Awat has published an editorial by Festival planner Kevin Johnstone detailing what we’re doing and why. Check it out.
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.