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Khaled Bako at his shop, Cham Music, in Paris

Khaled Bako, owner of Cham Music in Paris:

Originally a guitar player from Aleppo, Syria, Bako has been instrumental in introducing the oud—particularly the Syrian oud– to European musicians. Today, European musicians are becoming increasingly aware that their guitar music has its roots in the Arab world, and that discovering Arabic music is discovering part of their own…[…]

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