NEW SOUNDS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST
Together with Rabih Abou-Khalil and Anouar Brahem, Dhafer Youssef is one of the leading modern exponents of the oud. Once, this Arabian lute was chiefly used in the music of the Middle East.
But a handful of virtuoso players have made the leap to contemporary music. Youssef seamlessly brings together tradition with European jazz, rock and Mediterranean influences.