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Naseer Shamma. He’s one of the foremost oud players in the Middle East today. He hails from Iraq (b. Kut, 1963) and began studying the oud at a relatively young age, at the Baghdad Academy of Music. Today, he’s the director of Beit Al Oud, which is a conservatory dedicated to the oud. He founded Beit Al Oud in Cairo in 1998, and there are now branches in Alexandria, Algeria, and Abu Dhabi where training occurs not only on the oud but also other traditional instruments, kanoni and ney among them.