An Evening with Dr. Ismael Abu-Jarad

April 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Dr. Ismael Abu-Jarad

Dr. Abu-Jarad is a Gazan oud player and has a PhD in project management. He currently works as a senior lecturer in University Malaysia. He will give a talk and play the Oud for the public at ArtRage. The oud is a pear-shaped stringed instrument commonly used in Arabic, Hebrew/Jewish, Greek, Turkish, Persian, Byzantine, Armenian, North African (Chaabi, Classical, and Andalusian), Somali and Middle Eastern music. Construction of the oud is similar to that of the lute. The oud is readily distinguished by its lack of frets and smaller neck and is considered an ancestor of the guitar.

To see Dr. Abu-Jarad playing the Oud visit

Other Events:

On Monday April 21st he will give a talk titled, Gaza… Where to..? at 3pm at Syracuse University, Maxwell School, Room 220. This talk will highlight the current situation in Gaza, serious “strategic management” pitfalls of the leadership over there and where Gaza is going. Dr. Abu-Jarad is going to share his own experiences in Gaza. He will shed light on “where Gaza is heading” and what is expected to happen in the short and the long run.”

Additionally on April 23rd he will be playing Oud at the Middle East celebration from 4-6 pm in 220 Eggers Hall (Public Events Room) at Syracuse University.

Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. All events are free to the Public.