Saturday, April 12, 2003
During and after the war in the Gulf in 1991, more than 30,000 Iraqis fled their country for the United States. Among them was Rahim AlHaj, who is one of Iraq's premier musicians and a master of the five thousand-year old stringed instrument called the "oud". He's also one of many Iraqi emigres who watch their country at war again, but this time from afar. Deborah Begel spoke to Rahim AlHaj about his journey from Bagdad to Albuquerque, New Mexico.