Oud Masters DuOud to Perform at 2011 Rainforest World Music Festival

Oud virtuosos DuOud are set to perform on July … at the 2011 edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching (Malaysia).

DuOud consists of two oud instrumentalists based in Istanbul: Tunisian born Jean-Pierre, and Algerian born master oud player Mehdi Haddab. DuOud blend their North African heritage with the latest Western technology. The pair builds a musical cycle that looks to their African roots while absorbing and morphing contemporary music styles: electronic break beats, jazz grooves and metal guitar.

While DuOud are not the first to mix the North African lute with electronic technology, they do it with such an imaginative freedom that sets them apart from their contemporaries. DuOud hovers between tradition and futurism, with varying moods ranging from surf kitsch to contemporary groove.

The 14th Rainforest World Music Festival which has put Sarawak on the world map will be held from July 8-10 at the Sarawak Cultural Village, which is located 35km outside Kuching (Malaysian Borneo) and set against the magnificent backdrop of the legendary Mount Santubong.

For purchase/booking/enquiries please visit www.ticketcharge.com.my or call ticketCharge Hotline: +6 03-9222 8811 or at TicketCharge @ No 42A-1, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

You may also purchase tickets from TicketCharge outlets namely Chambers Music, Telventure Sdn Bhd, Rock Corner all in the Klang Valley or at Speedy Outlets throughout the country or at all Sarawak Tourism Board’s Visitors Information Centres in Kuching (082-410944), Sibu (084-340980) and Miri (085-434180).

For more details, go to www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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