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Thursday April 23 2020 at 8:00 PM

× Presented by the CapU Global Roots Series and Presentation House Theatre

Grammy Award nominee, virtuoso oud player and composer, Rahim AlHaj deftly combines traditional Iraqi melodies with contemporary stylings and influences. After fleeing Iraq in 2000 he translated the suffering, joy, anxiety and determination he experienced as a political refugee through music

In 2015, AlHaj was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honour for traditional arts in the U.S.A. He has performed and recorded with masters ranging from genre-busting guitarist Bill Frisell to modern accordion innovator Guy Klucevsek to indy-rock pioneers REM.

AlHajā€™s trio includes Iranian santour maestro Sourena Sefati and world percussion master Nicolas Baker.


Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver BC V7M 3G9

Performance Notes

Co-Presented with CapU Global Roots Series.Tickets also available through Capilano University box office at 604.990.7810 or

This is a festival seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.