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July 12th, 2015
Episode 1371 of 3777 episodes
It’s seen as the quintessential Arabic instrument, but as Joseph Tawadros explains, the oud (lute) has a long history dating back to the time of the Pharaohs and beyond. The young Egyptian-born Australian virtuoso takes us through the history of the oud, performing tracks from his new album Truth Seekers, Lovers & Warriors and revealing the surprising inspiration behind his music, ranging from Coptic and Islamic chant to gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.