The Yemeni Guitar

The oud is about as close as one can get to a guitar in Yemen. Though it is most often played at weddings and other special events, it is not uncommon for groups of friends to enjoy the instrument in more casual settings. In this video, my friend Ali showcases his skills on the oud as well as his impressive singing voice (which is all the more impressive given the large quantity of qat stored in his left cheek).
Mac (Houston, Texas)

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  1. Philomena Duran

    what is qat?

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