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THE OUD MASTER 

ADIB SAMAAN

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WHERE DID THE OUD COME FROM?

 
 
In Persian mythology, the invention of the "OUD" is traced to Lamak, a decendant of Biblical Cain. As the story goes, on the death of his son, Lamak hung the young manís remains on a tree and the desicated skeleton suggested the form of an oud. Throughout history, versions of the instrument have made their mark in various civilizations from Spain to China. The Oud first appears in Mesopotamia during the Kassite period (1600- 1150BC) with a small oval body. A larger variety, similar to the instruments present day dimensions, appears at Alaca Huyuk in Anatolia dating from the Hittite New Kingdom (1460-1190BC). Today, the Oud is known as ut or ud in Turkey, laouta in Greece, udi in Africa and barbat in Iran. In Arabic, the word means "wood", "twig", "flexible rod", and also "aromatic stick"

 

 

 

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