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Saving an oud tradition

A virtuoso of Arabic music is teaching it to others

Simon Shaheen Arabic music master Simon Shaheen (right) strums an oud in his Brooklyn, N.Y. home. (Joe Tabacca for the Boston Globe)
By Siddhartha Mitter
Globe Correspondent / October 10, 2008

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NEW YORK - To enter the world of Simon Shaheen, the virtuoso musician and bandleader who has become Arabic music's most prominent ambassador and most active educator in the United States, simply consider his principal instrument, the oud. (Full article: 951 words)

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