Eastern lutes

As the instrument-king of Arab music, the ud preserves a long tradition that reaches right back to Babylon. For a long time, the delicate sounding, short-necked lute was restricted to the role of vocal accompaniment, before it became a full-blown solo instrument. Since the start of the twentieth century, a number of great performers have contributed to the development of its full range of expressive possibilities. This ud festival presents some of the best contemporary players, women and men. Through the diversity of their styles and repertoires, these inspired artists invite us to discover the thousand perfumes of an East that is constantly reinvented.

Laurent Aubert 

NEWSLETTERSubscribe

JOIN USBe a member

ALL PICTURES

ALL VIDEOS

Omar Bashir ..Baghdad is Crying Live in Budapest 2016

ALL VIDEOS

Waed Bouhassoun : à Damas,  إلى دمشق

ALL VIDEOS

Adel Salameh playing Brazilian Nahat oud

ALL VIDEOS

Prix Ziryab - Ensemble Al-Armawi - Lamma Bada, Al-Sham - Ennejma Ezzahra (CMAM)/ Tunisie

ALL VIDEOS

BAB ASSALAM / Le voyage de Zyriab

ALL VIDEOS

Tarek Abdallah & Adel Shams El-Din at WOMEX 15

ALL VIDEOS

Love Is An Eternal journey Amine and Hamza The band Beyond Borders

ALL VIDEOS

Yousra Dhahbi ou la princesse du luth

ALL VIDEOS

Duo de oud - Thomas & Marc Loopuyt