Adnan and the Oud

Adnan has met many oud makers from Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt and gained a lot of experience in crafting the oud. The majority of his experience came from collaboration with Syrian oud maker Mansour Haidar. Mansour and Adnan developed several oud designs together and achieved great improvements to the sound of the oud.

Using his training in civil engineering, Adnan went on to develop an oud with new dimensions, enhancing the sound of the instrument. He changed the measurements of the internal parts of the oud, including distances, surface areas and thicknesses of the wood (he did not, however, change the classical shape of the oud which in his opinion is unique, beautiful and does not need to be improved). This design resulted in an amazing sound that has warmth and brightness in balance. He named this deign DoLaMiRe in tribute to his sweetheart.

If whispering is the language of lovers

Then you should listen carefully to the sound of the oud

For it's the whispering between an instrument and its player

Adnan Baraky

Adnan Baraky