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Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Ensemble

Event: Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Ensemble
“His technical prowess is bewitching…it transforms listening into a mystical experience.”—Al-Ahram Weekly

One of the leading exponents of the oud, Iraqi composer Naseer Shamma has had a tremendous impact on how the lute-like instrument is approached throughout the Arab world. Shamma has been director of Bayt Al-Oud (House of the Oud) at the Cairo Opera House since 1998. In addition to developing new techniques and expanding the tonal possibilities of the oud by designing an eight-string (rather than six-string) instrument, he utilizes new forms and elements from various cultures in his work. This innovative approach is keenly evident in the adventurous eight-piece Al-Oyoun Ensemble, which draws on tradition and classical forms as a launching pad for keen musical exploration.
Date and time:January 16, 2013
8:00 PM
Location:Wexner Center Performance Space
Contact:Ticket office
Phone Number:614-292-3535
Event category:Wexner Center
Event Type:Concert

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