The Jerusalem International Oud Festival 2018

The Jerusalem International Oud Festival is an annual celebration of the Middle East’s “king of instruments”.

Culture & Heritage | Music


Founded in 2000, the oud festival promotes cultural diversity while strengthening familiar sounds and protecting endangered sounds.

Every year the festival presents many original productions and special performances that offer unique interpretations of ancient and modern works and illustrate the connection between Arab and Persian classical music and Jewish liturgical music.

Hosted by the Confederation House, this year the festival focuses on traditional Arabic music. The festival will feature international and local artists, who are inspired by their love and passion for the unique Arabic instruments, techniques, melodies and songs that became engraved in the musical memory of the entire world.