Nabil Arbaain

Oud Player and Composer


My compositions are inspired by my
memories of Syria and how those memories are carried with me throughout my travels.

Together with musicians and musical styles from around the world, I have co‐founded,
composed for and played with bands and orchestras in Damascus, Beirut, Istanbul and more
recently, across Europe


From Damascus to Berlin

From Damascus to Berlin charts the experience of approaching an unknown destiny. After four months of having been separated from his oud for the first time in his life, Arbaain began to write the songs that now make up this album.