Arabic Oud House

The Arabic Oud House is an oud school in Cairo, Egypt.


The Arabic Oud House was created in 1999 in Cairo by the Iraqi oud player Naseer Shamma[1] It is the first school completely dedicated to teaching oud as a solo instrument, which is a relatively recent development of the instrument.[2] Initially based at Cairo Opera House, it has since moved to an old building of the old city of Cairo.[2] It has gained an excellent reputation as an oud school.[3] Oud players like the Turk Yurdal Tokcan or the Moroccan Saïd Chraibi gave masterclasses there[3] and several oud players of the new generation graduated from there, like Tarek Abdallah, Ghassan Youssef, Hazem El Shahin or Nehad El Sayyed. The Arabic Oud House opened branches in Abu Dhabi, Alexandria and Constantine.[4][5]

In literatureEdit

The novel Le Traître, by Pierre Cormon, is partly set in the Arabic Oud House, where it is called Arabic Lute Institute.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Nassir Shamma – Le maître du oud". Arte. 9 December 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Pierre Cormon consacre onze semaines par an à apprendre le oud au Caire". Le Temps. 15 July 2004.
  3. ^ a b "Med Abouzekri et le Nancy Jazz pulsation". France Culture. radio France. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Alexandria celebrates opening of Arabic oud house". ahramonline. Al Ahram. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  5. ^ "L'ouverture d'une maison du oud à Constantine". WebArabic. 30 August 2010. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Le traître" guide les lecteurs sur les pistes sinueuses du Moyen-Orient, Tribune de Genève, 7 August 2010

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