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Soulbird hopes to build a safe nest for Iraqi artists [Creative Loafing]

Atlanta musician goes to Kurdistan to make music amid chaos

by Mark Gresham

TAKING FLIGHT: Tim Brady (middle) with two music students last summer in Iraq.

TAKING FLIGHT: Tim Brady (middle) with two music students last summer in Iraq. (courtesy R. Timothy Brady)

R. Timothy Brady is a soft-spoken young man whose immersion in the arts and sense of moral imperative has taken him on a mission to Iraq. Last Saturday, the composer/activist left Atlanta for Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, to establish an English-language academy where he will teach music, all under the auspices of the nonprofit Soulbird Inc., of which Brady is founder and executive director. … • READ MORE on Creative Loafing-Atlanta