Known as the Cradle of Civilization, Iraq has an incredibly rich cultural history dating back to the Iron Age. The Sumer culture invented writing and the wheel in Iraq. Iraq has also been known for its master poets, painters, sculptors, musicians and craftsmen.
Kadim Al Sahir
is considered to be the most famous current Iraqi singer, composer and poet. He is known as “Iraq’s Ambassador to the World.”
Known as the ‘Prince of Love’, Haitham Yusuf is one of the most influential and commercially successful singers in Iraq.
Poetry began in Iraq as a spoken art form. Today ancient Iraqi poetry enters the mainstream through current Iraqi pop music stars, such as Kadhim Al Sahir.
Muhammad Mahdi Al-Jawahiri
Muhammad Mahdi Al-Jawahiri is one of Iraq’s most beloved poets. He lived form 1899 to 1997. He published his first book of poetry entitled Between Feeling and Emotions in 1928. He worked as a cleric for King Faysal, published several newspapers – The Euphrates, The Coup and The Common View – and was elected the president of the union of Iraqi writers.
He had a classic style of writing, similar to the classic Arab poets. He used classical Arabic language in his poetry as well as words and phrases from the Quran, which was rarely used in everyday speaking. The popularity of his writing spread all throughout Iraq and into the Gulf. His poetry collections were published in Baghdad and other Middle Eastern capitals.
raqi fashion is varied, and showcases different cultures and influences. There are many stereotypes when it comes to Middle Eastern fashion, but in reality there is a mix of Western and Eastern influence. In the 1950s, when Iraq operated as newly independent state, women wore Western clothing, and exhibited a strong sense of stree fashion. Read More…