Palestinian oud player and composer Adel Salameh was born in Nablus, Palestine, in 1966. He started performing as a soloist while still living in the Arab World but immigrated to Europe in 1990. He quickly established a reputation as one of the finest oud performers. He has performed in more than thirty countries including Japan, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and numerous countries in North Africa and Europe.
Adel believes that music is an excellent tool to build bridges between various cultures. In an effort to tackle these cultural barriers, he has worked with Turkish, Spanish, Indian, French, English, Israeli and Greek musicians. He has worked with Womad/Real World for six years and performed at the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre in London, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Royal Tropical Institute, the Paradiso in Amsterdam, the Institute of the Arab World in Paris, The Opera House and the Auditorium in Lyon.
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