The Iraqi Music
Restoration and Preservation Project (IMRPP)
Since 1997, Iraq4u.com
made available to millions of its visitors a rare collection of Real Audio
™ audio clips that have put a smile and a tear on the faces of many of
its visitors. As we grow older away from our homeland, the audiotapes that
carry such music and the memories associated with these songs grow with
us. The quality of such songs eventually deteriates further and we have no
other way of restoring it back.
You hardly see Iraqi
singers today singing these types of traditional songs with the same
performance and lyrics quality. You also see less and less performances by
female singers. Female singers such as Zakiya George, Salima Murad, Zohour
Hussein, Ma’da Nazhat, Seta Hagobian and many others who were icons in
the music industry.
Therefore, in a genuine
effort, Iraq4u.com feels that it’s responsible for preserving such music
from becoming extinct. For that, Iraq4u.com launched the Iraqi Music
Restoration and Preservation Project (IMRPP) to collect these old
songs, re-master them digitally in Surround Sound, removing the
imperfections and noises from the original audiocassettes. After that
process, the songs are professionally packaged and published on an Audio
CD so that you can enjoy these songs once again, with much better quality
and for many years to come. With this effort, we promote the work that has
been done by the icons of the Iraqi song and we encourage future singers
to never ignore their ancestors but to add to their work.
The price tag on these
CD’s is far less than the time that it takes to clean up these
audiocassettes and bring to you in a professional finished product.
Iraq4u.com is setting the price at $10 USD to promote the project and to
make such CD affordable to every Iraqi music enthusiast.
Current projects are:
For any questions about
the project, please don't hesitate to contact us