Iyad Haimour
إياد حيمور


Iyad Haimour was born in Damascus, Syria in 1962, the son of a dervish. He studied the oud with master oud player and luthier Jawadat el-Halabi, and also learnt to play the qanun and nay. In the early 1990s he moved to France where he embarked on a career as a professional musician, absorbing influences as diverse as medieval European chant, North African music and jazz. Haimour has contributed to a number of recordings of medieval and traditional music, and also teaches at the Atelier Lyonnais de Musique Orientale in Lyon.


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