Charbel Rouhana

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Charbel Rouhana
Instruments Oud
Labels Forward Music

Charbel Rouhana (Arabic: شربل روحانا‎) is a Lebanese oud player in Lebanon. Born in 1965 in Amsheet (a town north of Beirut), Charbel pursued his music education at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik and obtained his diploma in oud instrumentation in 1986 and his M.A. in Musicology in 1987.[1]


Studio Albums[edit]

  • 1997: Salamat
  • 1998: Mada (with Hani Siblini)
  • 2000: Mazaj Alani
  • 2003: The Art of Middle Eastern Oud (out in Lebanon under the title Vice Versa)
  • 2004: Sourat
  • 2006: Dangerous
  • 2008: Handmade
  • 2010: Doux Zen Oud Duet with Ellie Khoury
  • 2014: Tashweesh


  • 2008: Charbel Rouhana & the Beirut Oriental Ensemble: The "Handmade" Concert


-Mario Abi Karam king ya shabebbbb

-Winner of the First Prize at the 1990 Hirayama, Japan competition for the composition “Hymn of Peace”.

Concerts & Participations[edit]

- 2010: Workshop+ playing at the first Egyptian Oud Forum

- 2009: Damascus Castle concert, Syria

- 2009: UNESCO ball, during the Celebration of Francophonie in Beirut.

- 2008: Roman amphitheater Concert, Jabla, Syria.

- 2003: Oud Forum, Jarash Festival, Damascus

- 2003: Workshop+ solo Playing at the Cairo Opera House

- 2003: An evening organized by the Lebanese Club, Prague, Czech Republic.

- 2002: Oud Forum, Thessaloniki, Greece.

- 2002: Participation in the opening ceremony of the ninth Francophone Summit in Beirut.

- 2002: Lebanese week, Cahors, France.

- 2002: A music concert, Weimar, Germany.

- 2002: Music Without Borders, Dubai

- 2002: Composing music for the opening ceremony of the Dubai Shopping Festival

- 2001: Tenth Festival of faces of la Francophonie, Paris, France

- 2001: Souk Okaz, Jordan

- 2000: Oud Festival II, Tetouan, Morocco.

- 1999: Festival Belfort, France.

- 1998: Festival of Baalbek, Lebanon, participation in the evening of the Band "Sarband. "

- 1997: Medina Festival, Tunis, Solo Oud Performance.

- 1995: Al Bustan Festival, Lebanon, Solo Oud Performance.

- 1995: Beit Ed-dine Festival, Lebanon, participation in the "controversial" by Marcel Khalife.

- Charbel composed music for the choreographer Abdul Halim Caracalla’s shows: "2000 and 2 Nights" [2002], “Bi Laylat Qamar” [1999], “Andalusia, the Lost Glory” [1997], and “Elissa, Queen of Carthage” [1995]