The Wolf of Baghdad – a memoir of a lost homeland

November 16, 2018 in Events, General

Illustration © The Surreal McCoy

The Wolf Of Baghdad, an audio-visual project created by PCO member The Surreal McCoy, is based on her Iraqi-Jewish family’s memories of their lost homeland. A short preview can be seen here. 

Illustration © The Surreal McCoy

Drawn digitally the memoir will be presented as a motion comic – a semi-animated slideshow on a big screen. Essentially wordless it will have musical accompaniment by new Judeo-Arabic ensemble 3yin and will be performed over two nights at London’s JW3 venue on 21st and 22nd November 2018. Booking link here.

3yin are Daniel Jonas, multi-instrumentalist and vocals; Keith Clouston, oud; Sass Hoory, percussion; Carol Isaacs, accordion; Shirley Smart, cello. Repertoire is taken from the music the Jews of Iraq would have been familiar with, both secular and sacred. 

Illustration © The Surreal McCoy

Read more about the project and hear an interview with the creator here

Illustration © The Surreal McCoy

The Surreal McCoy’s blog about the project can be found here

 

5 responses to The Wolf of Baghdad – a memoir of a lost homeland

  1. Fabulous artwork on the trailer and previous excerpts that I’ve seen (and I’m sure the music is every bit a match for it). Wishing you all the very best for the performances coming shortly.

  2. Thank you Rupert!

  3. Your magnum opus, TSM. 

  4. There will be two more performances of The Wolf of Baghdad this month, one in Cambridge on the 17th and one in London on the 18th. Booking links below:https://www.junction.co.uk/the-wolf-of-baghdad?spektrix_bounce=truehttps://www.jmi.org.uk/event/baghdadiwolf/

  5. There will be two more performances of The Wolf of Baghdad this month in the UK. Information and booking links below:https://www.junction.co.uk/the-wolf-of-baghdad?spektrix_bounce=truehttps://www.jmi.org.uk/event/baghdadiwolf/

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