Definition of oud
: a musical instrument of the lute family used in southwest Asia and northern Africa
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Acts come from all corners of the world (Iraqi oud music, anyone?), but American folk (David Grisman on mandolin, Mark O'Connor on fiddle, Greg Brown on guitar and vocals, Tony Trischka on banjo, et al.) is the most common sound.
Botero by herself is worth the price of admission, but her ensemble features some of Kansas City’s finest musicians: Beau Bledsoe on guitar and oud, soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson, Gerald Trimble on viola da gamba and percussionist Brandon Draper.
There’s also a simulated courtyard, where local artists have recorded sounds from Middle Eastern instruments like the ney, the oud, the rebana, the tabla, the ghijak and the kora.
Frossard recommends oud, cypriol, cedar wood and clove. 5)
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Origin and Etymology of oud
Arabic ʽūd, literally, wood
First Known Use: 1738See Words from the same year
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