Music

DuOuD

THEATRE STAGE

The lute-like oud is one of the great acoustic instruments of North Africa and the Middle East, but DuOuD have set out to change its image. Consisting of Tunisian born Jean-Pierre Smadja and Algerian born master oud player Mehdi Haddab, they 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 – breakbeats, jazz groovesm and metal guitar. DuOuD is also the first band to mix the North African lute with electronic technology, they do it with such an imaginative freedom that sets them apart from their contemporaries and has landed them a welcome spot on the Theatre Stage at Wonderfruit. 

DuOuD are supported by the French Embassy.

The lute-like oud is one of the great acoustic instruments of North Africa and the Middle East, but DuOuD have set out to change its image. Consisting of Tunisian born Jean-Pierre Smadja and Algerian born master oud player Mehdi Haddab, they 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 – breakbeats, jazz groovesm and metal guitar. DuOuD is also the first band to mix the North African lute with electronic technology, they do it with such an imaginative freedom that sets them apart from their contemporaries and has landed them a welcome spot on the Theatre Stage at Wonderfruit. 

DuOuD are supported by the French Embassy.