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An interview with the Oud player and singer, Kifah Al Masri.
Do you teach music as a profession?
Yes, I have taught music in many schools and institutes for more than 17 years. I have an educational master’s degree in Musical Science, and I am still pursuing my passion for education in music.
Apart from the oud instrument. What other musical instruments can you play?
I can play the piano because I studied it at university, in addition to playing the flute (recorder).
In your opinion, what is the best aspect of being a musician?
The best aspect of being a musician is interacting with the audience and seeing people happy when I present my music at concerts or celebration events.
Which musician would you like to collaborate with?
Michel Fadel is one of the best musicians as a pianist in the Middle East. He also composed and arranged many famous songs by Kazem El Saher and Julia Boutros, so I hope there could be music work between us one day.
Who has been your biggest inspiration in the music industry?
The inspiration for my music career is Abdel Halim Hafez, one of the most beautiful voices that sang in Egypt. He communicates in a flow of feelings and beauty, conveying his messages through songs to the audience, and I also love the romantic work he performed and the depth of its meanings and melody.
What do you aspire to achieve in the next five years?
I aspire to produce songs, primarily through a production company or my production, to communicate my passion for music to my audience in a better way.