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Teenage oud star raises spirits in Rafah camps

A teenage oud player and singer is using his talents to keep up the spirits of displaced people in Rafah. Samih Madhoun is a 17-year-old Palestinian musician from Gaza City that had started to make a name for himself in the Gaza music scene before the war started. Another displaced person lent him the oud he uses in these videos after his own instrument was stolen from his family home in Gaza City, which has now been destroyed. The family - Salih's father, mother and two brothers - have managed to stay together, although they have been displaced 5 times since 7 October and face being forced to flee once again as Israel's invasion of Rafah intensifies.

June 3, 2024 at 2:12 pm