The annual Jerusalem Oud Festival: a genuine slice of the Middle East!

oud festivalSomething a little different and yet very Middle Eastern is the annual Jerusalem Oud Festival!

The 2018 Festival (the 19th) will be taking place November 8-17 and will be featuring some amazing talent as usual, so book those tickets early!

The Jerusalem Oud Festival is often known as the “king of musical instruments”. King of the Middle Eastern sound for sure, the oud is a unique pear-shaped instrument that unites and connects diverse musical cultures and traditions; but it’s also known beyond the Middle East, including as far as the Indian subcontinent.

The festival presents unique versions of ancient and modern works and features works from classic Arab and Persian oud artists and composers from the past. Well worth attending for a genuine slice of Middle Eastern culture!

For more information about the full festival schedule and tickets, see the official site.

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