DuOud is a contemporary tribute to an old instrument called “oud”, by Tunisian born Jean-Pierre Smadja (noted for the many albums he issued as Smadj and a very demanded producer), and Algerian born master oud player Mehdi Haddab (founder of the acclaimed Ekova and Speed Caravan bands). The pair builds a musical cycle that looks to their African roots while absorbing and morphing contemporary music styles (break beats, jazz grooves and metal guitar). DuOud is the first band to mix the North African lute with electronic technology : they do it with such an imaginative freedom that sets them apart from their contemporaries. Their debut album “Wild Serenade” saw them nominated for the Best Newcomer award in the BBC Music Awards. Smadj and Mehdi Haddab are also children of the Parisian musical turmoil of the 90’s. They have chosen the oud, just like one chooses one’s favorite pastry: with an accepted greed, without fear nor complex. And they truly became a phenomenon. Respectfully insolent with the instrument tradition, alternating “classical” Arab tunes and personal compositions, warmth of the acoustic instrument and electronic saturation, Duoud burnt the stage during many years. Life and projects teared them apart… But the “Enfants Terribles” of the oud are back ! They are releasing their 4th album.
Smadj - Ouds & Electronics
Mehdi Haddab - Ouds
Genre: Upside Down Oriental Flavor
DuOud Official Website: http://tsong-dao-prod.com/artists/duoud/
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