The Rose of Al Basrah

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Available for download here: archive.org/details/TSM_003

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released September 29, 2009

THE SPANGLE MAKER is DEREK POWER with AMY GREEN

THE ROSE OF AL BASRAH

A modern oratorio made in remembrance of Rand Abdel-Qader (1990-2008) and dedicated to all those killed "in the name of honour"

Produced and performed by THE SPANGLE MAKER

All songs written by DEREK POWER except for "The Blooming of the Rose" by AMY GREEN and DEREK POWER
All songs published by P ET V MUSIC (ASCAP), administered by djproject MUSIC PUBLISHERS

Conceptual director: DEREK POWER
Concept based on events reported by CAROLINE DAVIES, AFIF SARHAN and MARK TOWNSEND for THE OBSERVER
Recorded at the djproject HQ Mk1.5, the djproject HQ Mk2 and the MEDIA CENTER, EARL GREGG SWEM LIBRARY, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY
Mixed and digitally mastered at the djproject HQ Mk2 by DEREK POWER

(c)(p)2009 the djproject Group.

The source of inspiration:
www.theguardian.com/world/2008/apr/27/iraq.military1
www.theguardian.com/world/2008/may/11/iraq.humanrights
www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jun/01/iraq

For more information about honour killings and activist efforts to stop them: www.stophonourkillings.com

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The Spangle Maker Woburn, Massachusetts

The Spangle Maker was a musical project founded by Derek Power and centers his varying music interests. Started in the DC area in May 2006 and named after a Cocteau Twins song, it quickly developed into a venture into the eclectic, covering a variety of styles and emotions. Other collaborators within the project included Natalie Garland, Andrew Thompson and Amy Green. ... more

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