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Awad Absin will be playing the Oud at the Afterhours on 26 January

January 20, 2012

Oud player Awad Absin will be performing in the Museum as part of the After Hours on Thursday 26 January.

Sudanese musician, Awad Absin, started his musical journey at four years old when he began making drums out of milk tins, pots and sauce pans. He then made his first riq (definition) and started to sing folk songs. His family were soon encouraging him to sing and play at social gatherings and celebrations.

When only seven, he composed the music for a school rhyme was then appointed his school’s official singer and has never looked back! He has been performing professionally for almost 30 years.

Awad honed his oud skills with the help of masters such as Ali Hassan (Iraq) and Nizar Rohana (Palestine) .Apart from his solo performances, Awad also performs with his own band performing at Sudanese weddings and other functions. He is currently recording a CD which celebrates old Sudanese folk songs.

Campbell Price the Musuem’s new curator of Egypt and Sudan will be giving a torch light tour in a last chance to see the highlights from the current Egyptian Afterlife gallery before it closes for redevelopment in February

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  1. January 27, 2012 6:54 pm

    This was a fabulous evening and a rare opportunity to combine what are probably my two favourite interests: Egyptology and the music of the Arabic speaking world.

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