The Oud And The Luthier

Oct 28, 2015 By Houston Barber

The oud is an instrument that has been played for over 5,000 years. Though it may not be familiar to many in Western culture, the oud is still a commonly played instrument in many parts of the world. Mr. Nazih Ghadban knows a thing or two about playing the oud. As a well-known and respected luthier, he has spent his life preserving these beautiful instruments.  Not only can he make an oud, but he can also play a pretty mean lick. In this video he does both and shows why these instruments have been loved for thousands of years.

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