festival visits

festival visits

1st Cairo oud forum 2010 - stage discussion
1st Cairo oud forum 2010 - stage discussion

During the past years, I did visit many festivals within the arabic world which had the as theme the oud. This I will do in the future again, and if you are interested to meet me somewhere, please get in contact with me. I will inform you where this will be. 

All in all that have bee very interesting festivals. My travels started in 2008 to the Gnawa Festival in Essaouira/Maroc, 2009 the oud competition in Damascus, to Where I was invited by the organisator Hussein Sabsaby. The in September 2010 I visited the 1st oud forum in Cairo, to where I was invited by the organisator Naseer Shamma. And not long after the Cairo Festival the 1st oud festival in Istanbul happened at the end of October. And in 2014 I had the opportunity to meet Said Chraibi in his house in Casablanca in the context of the festival for sacred music in Fes.

All in all that have been very intersting festivals, where I did meet many of the most professional oud players from the arabic world and to whom I am still in contact.