Haytham U'd
Haytham Safia

Safia’s oud-playing is known for both its precision and experimentation. His unique combination of classical Western and Eastern instrumentation blends beautifully in a playful musically- styled “conversation”.


The Arabs have named it Al U’d, which means wood. It is one of the most popular instruments in Middle Eastern music and frequently referred to as the “Queen of musical instruments”. The basic design of the U’d was developed in the 8th century. It was then spread to more Western regions by the Arabs.

“Queen of musical instruments”



Great variety. Next to composing, preforming and recording as a solo artist, Haytham is also involved in a number participation’s. Creating diversity with a unique sound with one of his bands or you can find his musical signature in larger productions.


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