Organised by Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
Oud legend Naseer Shamma will be performing live in Al Ain, alongside talented graduates of Bait Al Oud and its distinguished instructors Bassam Abdelsatar, Sherin Tohami, Dr. Fathalla Ahmed, Ahmed Taha, Ali Duraidi, Mazen Al Bager, Mohammad Saeed and Faisal Al Saari.
Continuing Bait Al Oud’s tradition of celebrating the history of Arabic music, this instrumental live concert programme will bring together elements from Emirati traditional music adapted to today’s life. It will also showcase the wide range of instruments taught at the school including the oud, violin, qanun, vocal and cello.
Naseer Shamma is an Iraqi artist and a distinguished oud player, born in 1963, in Kut, Iraq. His graduation in 1987 from the Institute of Music Studies in Baghdad was the start of a long array of achievements in his musical career, specifically with the oud instrument. Shamma has received more than 60 awards, starting with Best Emotional Melody in Iraq in his graduation year.
Bait Al Oud in Abu Dhabi is one of the leading music academies in the region. Established in 2008 by Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the school is dedicated to the preservation of the songs and techniques associated with the oud and other important instruments in the UAE such as the qanun, cello, violin and rebabah. It offers music lessons in these instruments and in Arabic singing and runs courses with certificates.
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