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Wissam Joubran

Master oud player, innovative luthier (stringed instrument such as Oud, violins or guitars), and international performer.

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Date of Birth:

1983

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Nazareth, Galilee, Palestine

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Why Featured?

Wissam Joubran is celebrated for his extraordinary skills as an oud player and luthier, and for his contributions to bringing Palestinian music to the world stage through his performances and craftsmanship.

Brief bio

Wissam Joubran, born into a family with a rich artistic heritage, has established himself as a master oud player and an innovative luthier. His proficiency in music was evident from an early age, and he has since been influential in promoting Palestinian music globally. Wissam is also known for his role in Trio Joubran, performing internationally and winning several awards.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • 1983: Born in Nazareth to a family deeply rooted in music and oud craftsmanship.

  • 1997: Participated in local and international festivals, including Printemps de Palestine in France.

  • 2003: Awarded as the best artisan luthier at the prestigious Antonio Stradivari conservatory.

  • 2005: Graduated cum laude from the Antonio Stradivari conservatory.

  • 2002: Began touring internationally with his brother Samir, expanding their musical reputation across Europe, Canada, and Brazil.

  • Oud Craftsmanship: Developed unique oud-making skills, combining musicality with craftsmanship, learned from his father and refined at the Antonio Stradivari conservatory...See More

  • Musical Innovation: Blended Eastern and Western musical styles, contributing to a unique musical universe...See More

  • International Performances: Performed on prestigious international stages with Trio Joubran, enhancing the global presence of Palestinian music...See More

  • Album Releases: Contributed to several albums that showcase his talent and the richness of Palestinian music, such as "Randana," "Majaz," "À l’ombre des mots," and "AsFar"...See More

  • Teaching and Preserving Arabic Maqams: Excelled in improvising and creating transitions between Arabic Maqams, sharing this knowledge through performances and collaborations...See More

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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