Richard Dumbrill in Babylon

Richard Dumbrill was the host of the Iraqi Ministry of Culture for the second Babylon Festival for International Cultures and Art, from the third to the fourteenth of May 2013

This was a wonderful event. There were conferences, poetry, art, films and plays taking place in various locations at al-Hillah, close to Babylon, by the mighty Euphrates, the Shatt al-Arab.


Richard in action







ICONEA will organize workshops of musicology and organology in Iraq in order to provide Iraqi musicians and musicologist with teaching skills necessary to propagate the wealth of musical knowledge that the world has inherited from Ancient Babylon.


Jeff Allen, Hadi Gatea Musa and Richard Dumbrill




Madina of al-Hillah with colleagues








Ahmed Mukhtar playing by the Euphrates