Omar Bashir

Omar Bashir

Omar Bashir, the "Prince of Oud," plays traditional Iraqi music mixed with jazz-like improvisations. Bashir has played all over the world, from Ankara to Zemplen (Hungary), and has taught in Baghdad and Budapest. He also scored the film Taif Al-Madina (2000).

Program for the Millennium Stage:
  • Taqsim in maqam Hijazkar (traditional)
  • Love and Peace (Munir Bashir)
  • Taqsim in maqam Laouk and Kurdish Dabke Dance (traditional)
  • Nahawand Inspiration (Omar Bashir)
  • Taqsim in maqam Mukhalef, maqam Segah, maqam Awj, and maqam Hijaz (traditional)
  • Al-Amira Al-Andalusia (Munir Bashir)
  • Sevilla (Munir Bashir)
CLICK HERE to watch and listen to Omar Bashir's Performance from the Kennedy Center's Video Archive.

Press coverage:
Australia Broadcast Corporation Classical FM 2005
Environmentalists Against War
Australia Broadcast Corporation Classical FM 2004
Radio Nothing
Common Ground Radio
World Music Institute
Middle East Institute Program Details
Middle East Institute Press Release
Classical Voice of North Carolina
Metropolitan State University (Denver)
University of Arkansas
The New Colonist
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

YouTube.com: September 27, 2007 (memorial for Munir Bashir), September 27, 2007 (2), Sevilla 1, Sevilla 2, Sevilla 3, June 19, 2007 (1), June 19, 2007 (2), IraqIVC.com, Sound of Civilization, Maqam Rast (with Munir Bashir),
MySpace.com: April 7, 2008

To My Father (2002)
The Masters of Oud (2002)
Live in Beirut (2002)
Baghdadiyat (2001)
Al Andalous (2000)
Flamenco Nights (2000)
Maqam (2000)
Ashwak (1999)
Zykrayati (1999)
From Euphrat to Danube (1998)
Duo de 'Ud (1998)

Official website: www.omarbashir.hu

Thanks to: Dr. Saad M. Bashir of the Munir Bashir Foundation, Dr. Basil Samara of Maqam Music, and the Middle East Institute

* co-produced and co-marketed by David Chambers

Septembers 22, 2003 (Friday) 6:00 p.m. on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage

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