Biography: “Nabra” means the sound of one’s own voice.
The sound of the Nabra oud duo is an intoxicating blend of Sudanese and Middle Eastern influences with plenty of Taqsim (improvisations) thrown in.
Nabra features the combined ouds of Ali Elmubarak (Sudan) and Knud Stüwe (Germany) as well as Ali’s expressive vocals sung in Arabic.
Knud and Ali started collaborating in 2015 when they met through an initiative of Bristol Refugee Rights and they have since than become a well-established act on the Bristol and Southwest music scene.
The oud is the ancient ancestor of both the lute (= la oud) and the guitar. It originated in the Middle East but is equally at home in North Africa.