At Baghdad’s Bomb Sites, Chaos, and a Cellist Playing Music

After the bombs hit, Karim Wasfi comes by to play music amongst the pain.

Karim Wasfi is an accomplished cellist and conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra. While the artist normally performs in established halls and centers, he’s recently been showing up to slightly more non-traditional venues: bomb sites. For the past few weeks, Wasfi has traveled to explosion sites in Baghdad with his black suit and his cello. Amidst all the terrible trauma, he comes to play music.

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