Farid al-Atrash

Here’s some superb old footage of the legendary Syrian musician Farid al-Atrash giving a virtuoso performance on the oud.


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  1. All I can say is WWOOOOOOOAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH D00D!!!!!
    I love the oud. If I recall right, it’s the direct ancestor of the Renaissance lute (another instrument I love), whose name is a corruption of the Arabic al-oud.
    p.s. I LOLd at the snippets of Asturias and Malagueña around 5:20-5:50!

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