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Art Alert: Alyoussif and Abdelhamid in Oud Duo recital at Cairo Opera House

Known for their joint performances, Ghassan and Dina will perform some of their own compositions in addition to some Egyptian traditional pieces

Nada Baher, Thursday 5 Sep 2019
Alyoussif and Abdelhamid
Alyoussif and Abdelhamid (Photo: Malak El-Awady)
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Oud duo Ghassan Alyoussif and Dina Abdelhamid will perform on Monday 9 September at the Small Hall of the Cairo Opera House.

Known by fans as the Arabian Yin and Yang of Oud, the duo will perform some of their compositions such as Miramar and Sama'e Zafaran in addition to some Egyptian traditional pieces of Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Um-Kulthoum, and others.

The two are widely known for the their intriguing joint performances; at times they play two separate ouds and in others instances they play simultaneously on the same instrument, with Dina playing with the left hand and Ghassan playing with the right.

Both musicians are graduates of Naseer Shamma’s Beit Al Oud (The House of Oud) in Cairo.

They also run their own institution in New Cairo, The House of Music and Arts, where they teach oud to children and youths.

Programme:                    
Monday 9 September at 8 pm
Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek

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