Adana to Stockholm

By Rachel Beckles Willson The label of this oud tells an interesting story. It seems to have been made by a man called Mustafa, who was a student registered as ‘no. 77’ at a vocational school of arts in Adana. The date of the making is noted in the Rumi calendar, which translates to the…

But is it an oud?

By Salvatore Morra This oud, which arrived in England in 1867 thanks to some international diplomacy, may be the oldest surviving instrument of the North African oud family (today often referred to as kwitra, oud ramal and oud ‘arbi). It is not yet clear where it was made, whether in Algeria or Tunisia, or in Egypt on…

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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….