Inanna is an Iraqi musical ensemble from Baghdad, which was formed in 2014 on the initiative of oud player Moaana Jihad. The ensemble plays traditional and modern Iraqi music, as well as Sufi music. Their musical style is characterised by a mixture of Iraqi, Latin American and Ottoman music. However, their main focus is on traditional Iraqi music, including makam. As well as concerts in Baghdad, the ensembled has played concerts in Morocco, Belgium, Iran and France.
Location: Muntada Theatre
The Muntada Theatre was built in 1920, in the historic Shanasheel style. It is one of Baghdad’s creative centres for contemporary art, and its primary focus is on young talent. It features exhibitions, festivals, lectures, theatre and performances, film screenings and musical events, as well as a selection of rehearsal and seminar rooms. It supports artists from all over Iraq by providing them with a space and presenting important developments in contemporary Iraqi art and in other artistic and creative sectors. The Muntada Theatre is under the trusteeship of the Republic of Iraq’s ministry of culture. The ministry’s department of cinema and theatre is responsible for running the facility.