On Aug. 28, noted oud player Ramy Adly appeared on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington, DC. The purpose of his performance was “to introduce the West to the oud” and to the beautiful sounds of this 4,000-year-old instrument. To showcase the oud for an American audience, Adly even performed a rendition of “Amazing Grace,” which while beautiful, felt slightly forced. He excelled most in musical styles for which the oud is most known, but the range of styles he was able to showcase can be viewed as an invitation to incorporate the oud into genres that may overlook the versatility of this ancient stringed instrument.
This year’s event was attended by 600 guests, represented officials from the World Bank, Congress, U.S. Department of State, diplomats and Arab-American communities and organizations. While enjoying Egyptian oud player and composer Ramy Adly and international Syrian Opera singer Lubana Al Quntar mesmerized the crowd with music and song.
“Learn to Play the Oud 1-0n-1 through Skype at the School of Oud Online”
Oud music has become more exciting!
Ramy Adly’s new Broadcast and TV shows for this season:
The most-watched Egyptian television show interviewed Ramy about his latest work
The most-watched Egyptian television show, El-Nahar interviewed Ramy for his new upcoming concerts and his latest concerts, as well as his School of Oud in Washington D.C
“More than 30 Newspapers in Egypt talked about his appearance before and after the show”
The School of Oud Online, LLC
The upcoming project of Ramy Adly is to teach Oud players around the world in the largest School of Oud Online; teaching students from over 27 countries around the world.
Stay tuned for Ramy’s new Oud website; which will be the most unique and largest of its kind. He opened the first School of Oud Online LLC company and is based in Virginia.
Ramy Adly will also be profiled on AlHurra TV; the largest channel in the Middle East and the Gulf region.
Watch Ramy Adly this Saturday on Al-Hurra TV at 9:30am EST.
October 2015 Newsletter
On August 28th, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, I performed a concert that was also featured in an interview written in the Washington Post.
Kennedy Center Concert
This concert featured an ensemble from around the world; Stuart Dickson (Istanbul), Luben Elquntar (Syria).
The compisitions performed were “Alexandria,” “Day of War” and ” Egyptian Waltz.”
Attendees of the concert exceded 3,000; including the Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed Tawfik, Stefan Buchwald, Minister Counselor of the German Embassy, and others who traveled over 1000 miles.
The Washington Post Interview
On August 23rd, the Washington Post published an article which included my picture, my Egyptian background, education, and love of the Oud. It also mentions my School of Oud online and love of teaching my students from around the world.
Next month, I am looking forward to participating with UNICEF and the Iraqi Children’s Foundation in a benefit concert for refugees. More information is found below.