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If Hudeidi played his oud, it was impossible to keep still.
the body swaying, the hands clapping, and fingers snapping. Was to transport his music, and somehow possessed her whole being.
But there was still more to Hudeidi, or the "king of the oud", as he is popularly known, as his sublime music.
He was a force of life, warm, generous, humble and funny.the Bus Driver as the student
I was not the only one. He welcomed all participants to his London home, preparing a strong Yemeni coffee, and offers a bed for those that needed it.The Police band playing the drums, I would take you to the idea, I was against the instruments. I would be Carried Away to away Ahmed Ismail Hussein Hudeidi
Hudeidi was born in the Somali port city of Berbera in the year 1928. He grew up on The Gulf of Aden in the Yemen, and was attracted to music from a young age.
"always, When I saw The Police band playing the drums, I would take you to the idea, I was against the instruments. I would get Carried Away , lose The Sense of time, until a member of The Family would Find Me and Take Me home," he once said.
If Hudeidi was 14 years old, his father took Him to a party in Aden. An oud played and Hudeidi fell in love.
He described his affection for the rounded wooden instrument like a disease; if he saw one, he had to you just pick up and Play .Getty image what is an oud?
Stringed instrumentoften described as similar to the European lute
Its history stretches back thousands of years
Centralto are a lot of Arabic music
made Of wood, typically with 11 strings, five pairedsource: ArabAmerica. com, Salon Joussour
"I said: 'books and pencils'. Qarshe said that was fine, but he should also Buy Me a basic oud. "'work of The Devil '
Hudeidi learned quickly and seemed like a player to win prizes at the carnival and make a name for themselves. He moved Back To Somaliland, to Djibouti, where he gentlemen for the singing of political songs was started by the French colonial.
Its popularity from other artists jealous. He described how some envious musicians poured ghee in his oud, which led Him to compose the verse:
If I'm not precious to you, Oh Ms Nothing
And your assistance is no longer, I, too, have given up on you
Hudeidi settled in London, but all over The World traveled and enjoyed the people with his musical mastery. Age was not a Problem. He was still playing concerts in his 90s.
Despite his elevated status, the 'king of the oud' never liked to attract attention.
I remember an awards ceremony in London, where he was presented with a lifetime achievement award. It was a black-tie event and Hudeidi niece brought a tie for Him wear, but he had none of it.
He also had a cross-generational appeal.'The Best father'
I went to one of his concerts in The Basement of a small bookshop in London.
Somehow, the famous young Somali musicians, Aar Maanta is to get wind that he was there to Play . He rushed out of the house with his oud, ran down The Stairs to the crowded room, grabbed a chair and began to Play with Hudeidi, both men grinned and laughed as they worked their magic.
Sultan Ali Shire is Hudeidi official biographer. He was also a longtime student of it and Hudeidi describes as "The Man who sowed The Seeds of Somali-music, as it is today, and The Best father anyone could have".Getty ImagesHe started as A Teacher of music, but has taught me history, culture and language. Music streamed from himNadifa Mohamed
"He was everything to me," she says. "He started out as a music teacher, but has taught me history, culture and language. Music Poured Out of Him ; also in his kitchen, he would start drumming his fingers on the countertop. "'High-octane performances,'
Hudeidi said it was not always possible to separate music from politics, especially in times of need, such as the dictatorship of the years of former President Siad Barre , or the long years of conflict, drought and other difficulties.
"He is a patriot with a grounded civic principles", says the American Somali professor Ahmed Samatar. "An artistic pioneer, with bottomless stamina. He has over 70 years of high-octane performances. "you may also be interested in:
Mohamed says Hudeidi "was always a rebel, support the right of people to individuals".
This spirit was not well with everyone, even his parents, who were never happy with his musical career, right from The Time when he was a child.Author Nadifa Mohammed (L) was like a daughter to Hudeidi
Many of Hudeidi songs are part of the Somalis' DNA, no matter where they come from, no matter what clan they belong to.
His favorite song was one he wrote for his brother, Uur Hooyo or mother's womb:
you, the abundant light
That my eyes graze on
don't Take Me lightly
saw the womb of My mother
the music and his teaching as a way the attempt of the preservation of cultural continuity in spite of the division after 30 years of conflict.
He also saw music as a way to make sense of things.