Du Oud returns to Yemen [Archives:2004/744/Culture]

June 7 2004

By Mohammad Saeed Al-Mekhlafi
Yemen Times Staff, Aden Bureau

Organized by the French Cultural Centre of Sana'a and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Du Oud French Music Company presented two concerts, accompanied by Yemeni singer Abdulatif Yaqoob, which took place in Aden on 25th and on 29th May 2004 at the Yemeni Cultural Centre in Sana'a.
In a statement to Yemen Times the French cultural centre manager in Aden, Mr. Sebastian De Ledicque stated “Du Oud Music Company has recently come back to Yemen after the successful concert which was preformed last February, marking the happy accession of Sana'a being the cultural capital of the Arab world. The two day concert included various Yemeni French pieces of music reflecting the deep relations between the two friendly countries, music being the language of communication all over the world.”
It is worth mentioning that the two concerts coincided with Yemeni celebrations on the 14th anniversary of Unification, on 22 May. Governor of Aden, Dr. Yahya Al-Shaibee, Security Director of Aden, Colonel Abdullah Qairan, and a host of intellectuals attended the concert.