Anouar Brahem Quartet will be back in Bucharest for a concert on May 12th, starting 20:00 at Sala Radio.

Dubbed by some critics a ‘subversive classic,’ Anouar Brahem keeps a contemporary sound, despite performing on a centuries-old traditional instrument: the oud.

Born in Tunisia in 1957, Anouar Brahem began studying the oud when he was 10 years old, at the National Conservatory in Tunis. He later studied with Ali Sriti. Brahem is the performer who takes the oud from the background of the orchestra, where it was traditionally used only for accompanying, and turns it into an exemplary instrument for the entire Arab music.

Throughout his career, Anouar Brahem recorded nine albums, all well received by the public: Conte de L’Incroyable Amour (1991), Madar(1994), Khomsa (1995), Thimar (1998), Astrakan Café (2000), Le Pas Du Chat Noir (2001), Le Voyage De Sahar (2006), The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009), Souvenance (2014).

In Bucharest, he will be presenting his new album alongside Franҫois Couturier (piano), Klaus Gesing (clarinet) and Björn Meyer (bass).

Tickets, priced RON 115 to RON 175, are available at and in the Eventim network.

Photo source: Anouar Brahem Facebook page