Oud player, vocalist Uriah Haroush showcases debut album at Yellow Submarine

He grew up in a religious Moroccan home in Dimona, before eventually settling with his wife and two small children in Moshav Bet Zayit in the nether regions of the Jerusalem Forest.


The Jerusalem Oud Festival 2021: A multi-cultural celebration

The Oud Festival again proved itself a true expression of multi-cultural living.


Taking on the Golem at the Jerusalem Int’l Oud Festival

The idea of the golem came up in the corona year. It comes from the idea of the cruel behavior in the world, and how we have become golems.


Iranian Pop and Rock Show at Oud Festival was nostalgic

Follow Maureen Nehedar's journey through the Oud Festival as she traces her family's history to today.


Jerusalem Oud Festival returns after COVID-19 hiatus

The festival kicks off with a bang, with veteran iconic pop-rock pianist, singer and songwriter Yoni Rechter fronting a gala performance at the Jerusalem Theater.


Amid COVID-19, Oud Festival of Jerusalem goes digital

Only local artists were asked to perform, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise.


Bringing Ladino music back to life

Hadas Pal-Yarden performs songs in Ladino time at the Oud Festival


21st Jerusalem International Oud Festival - 21 years ago today

Twenty years after it took its first tentative steps into the world of cultural enterprise, the festival has come of age, and is clearly rising to the occasion this time round.

A scene from ‘I am From the Jews.’ August 2020.

Heritage takes center stage at 'A Stage for Arab-Hebrew Culture'

Ana Min el-Yahud (I Am from the Jews) at the Jaffa Theater blends Iraqi heritage with Israeli life

Oud Festival

Jerusalem Int’l Oud Festival - Shahid Parvez exemplifies diversity

Over the years, the Jerusalem International Oud Festival has delved into all sorts of sounds and culture, beyond the strict bounds of the Arab world.

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