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Musicians thrive again in Baghdad


Iraq's sectarian violence has prevented most musicians, particularly women, from performing in public.

Hazar Bassam was one of the few who continued to play and study in secret throughout the troubles.

Her music institute in Baghdad was set on fire and looted after the US invasion, but has now been restored and is thriving again.

Mike Sergeant reports from Baghdad.


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