Saket plans to stage symphonic poem in Suli on Halabja massacre23/07/2012 15:45
ERBIL, July 23 (AKnews) – Iranian musician Keyvan Saket has decided to compose a symphonic poem on the Halabja massacre of 1988 and stage the poem in Suli.
Saket visited Halabja, a Kurdish town in Northern Iraq, during the first week of July. This inspired him to compose the symphonic poem, reported ISNA.
Iranian pianist Saman Ehteshami and the musician performed a duet in Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan on July 7.
According to ISNA website the symphonic poem will include a combination of Iranian and Kurdish music scales. It will be an epic composition with a sad ambiance.
Saddam Hussein's forces used chemical weapons in an attack on Halabja on March 16, 1988. The attack killed between 3,200 and 5,000 people and injured between 7,000 and 10,000, most of them civilians.
By Hemn Hadi