Tuesday, 28. June 2022, 21:00-23:30
Music is being celebrated at the Orient-Institut Beirut for an exceptional evening around one of the iconic instruments of Arab music, the oud. In partnership with the AMAR association, the OIB welcomes you on a musical journey on the 28th of June.
From oud making to oud playing, this evening features a screening of the film "Albert Mansour, the Oud Maker", directed by Fadi Yeni Turk & an oud performance and an audio listening session. Some original records dating back to the first half of the 20th century pulled from the AMAR archives will be re-enacted on the spot with an oud - a performance by Oussama Abdel Fattah, whereas the film is a tribute to Albert Mansour, one of the most prominent contemporary oud makers in Lebanon and in the region. It constitutes a unique visual document through which Albert Mansour is accompanied in the process of oud-making from raw wood to the tuning of the strings in the final stage.
The Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research (AMAR) was established in August 2009 in the Qurnet El-Hamra Village, Metn District, Lebanon. AMAR is committed to the preservation and dissemination of traditional Arab music. Its archive currently consists of 300 wax cylinders and 11,000 78-rpm shellac records of rare music. They feature key musicians and their performance practices representative of the “Nahda” era before widespread commercialization of Arab music substantially changed and marginalized these music traditions.
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