Oudmigrations is dedicated to the journeys of ouds, their histories, and the stories attached to their makers, players, and owners. Menus to Journeys, Histories and Stories will lead you to articles, whereas the Oud Blog is shorter, sometimes lighter texts.
We would like this site to be a gathering point for ouds and their stories. Please browse and and get in touch if you would like to share information. We would be pleased to host guest writers, or are happy to write about your instruments ourselves if you prefer, in the interest of sharing more journeys and histories of ouds.
We launched in April 2016 with a focus on ouds made during the rule of the Ottomans. We have been interested in tracing journeys that Ottoman ouds have made, ways that Ottoman oud construction developed regionally over time, changes in the music-social worlds of the Ottoman oud, and how instrument collecting affects our memories of Ottoman times.
Since autumn 2016 we have broadened our scope to include more recent histories, contemporary events, and new oud trends.
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