Today the festival in Nablus started with an event that focused on the Oud, a musical instrument famous in ancient and modern times. With Ali Hassasin present, the only Oud manufacturer in Nablus, the audience was treated to a brief history of the Oud as well as a simplified introduction to how Ouds are created. We learned how different kinds of wood are used for the Oud, such as mahogany, cider and walnut, and how the wood is absolutely essential for a beautiful tune. 



The manufacturer went through the various steps of the Oud-making process and mentioned how it takes 60 to 90 days in total to create an Oud! All of this was interwoven with some beautiful harmonious tunes by Ali and the Danish band, creating a very special experience for anyone present. 


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Organized By
Project Hope Nablus Municipality

Main Sponsors

Ministry of Culture A M Qattan Foundation Al-kamandjati Bank of Palestine
Kia  Trust International Insurance United Motor Trade Palestinian Performing Arts Network
PCP Music Harvest    
An-Najah National University  Nablus Foreningen Stavanger Kommune French Palestine Solidarity Association Amitie Lille-Naplouse
Nedco Ethno Palestine Médecins Sans Frontières Nablus-Initiative Nuremberg Lucky Babe
Dar Al Funoon Al-Yasmeen Hotel MCRC   Abna'a Um Saa'd Forum Nablus Governorate
Boulder Nablus Le Philistin Social Development Center Palestine Festival Of Literature The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
The Danish House In Palestine Danish Film Institute Filmlab Palatine Representative Office of Denmark Bait Al Sham restaurant and hotel
Najah Broadcasting Channel Nablus Cultural Center Palestinian Cultural Enlightenment Forum Yafa Cultural Center Tariq Al-Mahabe Radio
Zatoun Firefly International Diwan Voyage Karakeeb media production Qusra Municipality
Child Cultural Center Mariam Hashim Center For Culinary Arts Visit Palestine Al Sha'abeya Library Al-Ayyam Press
Dooz Kulturrådet Music Norway PalEvent Hebron Municipality
Saleem Afandi  Aez Hawwa' Nablus Circus School Najah News
Najah Voice Maan News Palestine TV