Oud legend Al-Johar wows Kuwait:
Renowned Saudi musician, singer and composer Abadi Al-Johar played to a packed house on Thursday at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center, known as the Kuwait Opera House, under the title “A Night with the Star.” Al-Johar performed oud pieces along with his greatest hit songs, according to Sayidaty magazine.
The concert sold out soon after it was announced two months ago.
This was Al-Johar’s first performance at the Kuwait Opera House, following several Saudi singers who performed on this big stage, including Rashed Al-Majed in February, and Abdul Majeed Abdullah on March 30.
Known as “Ikhtabout el Oud,” which means “Octopus of Oud” for being the most accomplished oud player in the Gulf, Al-Johar is known for his own compositions and hits such as “Awazel” and “Eyaunek.”
He has worked with a number of top Arab pop stars including Assala Nasri, Samira Said, Abbas Ibrahim, Aseel Omran and Talal Maddah.