Simon Shaheen is the master of the oud. The Oud is a short-necked, half pear-shaped, plucked lute of the Arab world, the direct ancestor of the European lute. Shaheen has toured much of the country, exposing Americans to a brand of music they are not accustomed to hearing. This hour, Simone Shaheen takes us on a guided tour of the music of the Middle East.
Simon Shaheen, Middle Eastern musician
This program aired on November 22, 2001.