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The unfretted Oud may be the hardest of all instruments to play, with its delicately flattened intervals, but Mukhtar extracts magic: he can make it dream, gallop, or thunder, and he uses silence to great effect.
~Michael Church | The Independent~
The concepts of the great Arabic philosopher, Al- Kindi, are the foundation on which Ahmed Mukhtar has developed his skills in playing the Oud. He practices Al- Kindi theoretical concepts, by using music liberated from clinched predictable styles, music based on the rich wonderful musical traditions, but at the same time enriched by the spirit of contemporary music.
~Al-Hayat Newspaper~
Ahmed Mukhtar’s blessed fingers fashioning shades and shapes from his instrument that most people can only dream of. Veering from sprightly melodic segments to passages of innovative strokes and strums, the effect is a unique excursion to the heart and soul of sensual acoustics.
~People Sound~

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Ahmed Mukhtar and Oud: Communicating Experiences

Serenada Magazine, Goa, India – 2nd April 2017
Interview by Sebanti Chatterjee

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Awards Balance media’s distorted view of Britain’s Muslims

Saudi Gazette – 13 April 2009

Written by Susannah Tarbush

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The composer and player of Oud Wins the Award for Excellence 

 

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Global Rhythm Magazine with Ahmed Mukhtar

Global Rhythm – February 2006

Written by Bruce Miller

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Classical music meets Saddam’s notorious torture-house

The Independent, UK – 24 January 2006

Article by: Michael Church

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The Road to Baghdad

Global Rhythm – 22 September 2005

By Stacy Meyn 

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Ahmed Mukhtar: Sound of Baghdad

Review of The Soldier’s Tale, music by Mukhtar 

The Independent, UK – 10 March 2003

Written by Michael Church

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Word on Your Street: The Global Music Challenge – Musician’s Stories (WOMAD 2003)

BBC Radio, UK – 2003

 

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Rhythms of Baghdad – Album Review

Nexus Magazine – April/May 2003 

Reviewed by Richard Giles 

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