The Jerusalem International Oud Festival that started in 1999 is known as the most qualitative and biggest of its kind. The festival which became part of the culture in Jerusalem brings each year in November (various dates) the beauty and the influence of the Arabic and Middle East music on the western music by creating “a natural bridge” between the cultures and the musical traditions.
The festival combines between east and west and between various ethnic groups by using the Oud which is the leading music instrument among the eastern music instruments like Lira, Lauta, Guitar, etc…
Jerusalem’s residents, as well as guests and compositions from Israel and abroad participate in the festival. The festival’s program, lineup information and the admission fee cost are present in the Confederation House website.