Yousef Abbas [Photo Courtesy: Yousef Abbas Facebook page]
CAIRO – 11 November 2017: Trending Iraqi Oud player Yousef Abbas will perform live at the Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts - Makan on November 21.
He was born in Iraq, and then he came to Cairo to enhance his musical education in 2009. He was the youngest participant in the contest in the Carthage International Festival at the age of 15. He won first prize at the festival.
Working on his original music, Abbas composed tracks inspired by Iraqi and Egyptian folk arts.
In 2016, he founded his ensemble, “Yousef Abbas Project”. It consists of many Iraqi and Egyptian musicians.
He won many awards, such as the Best Actor Award at the Youth Theater Competition in Babylon, Iraq in 2008, and the Munir Bashir Medal for playing Oud in 2009.