Arab talents share cash prizes at Saudi oud festival

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Mon, 2023-03-13 18:36

RIYADH: Oud players from throughout the Arab world recently took part in a Saudi festival dedicated to the traditional stringed instrument.

Amateurs and professionals competed for big cash prizes during the three-day event staged at Boulevard Riyadh City.

The Oud Festival, organized by the Saudi General Entertainment Authority in cooperation with the Music Commission, aimed to promote the Kingdom’s musical heritage and put regional talent under the spotlight.

Saudi oud maestro Abadi Al-Johar plays at the Oud Festival in Riyadh. (Supplied)
The executive vice president of the General Authority for Entertainment, Ahmed Al-Mahmadi, (R) presents Muhannad Talal (L) with the award for first place in the professional category. (Supplied)
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