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Sound Sessions Radio - Oud Music

On this edition of Sound Sessions, Jeff Place and Smithsonian Folkways associate director—and oud enthusiast—Atesh Sonneborn join host Sam Litzinger to discuss the music of the oud. The pear-shaped stringed instrument, pronounced "ood," appears in virtually every genre of music across a large swath of the globe, including the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe. The discussion follows the oud's origins, sound, and notable performers across varied musical forms.

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