Bassist Amjad Oudeh was born 1989 and grew up in Damascus, where he learned his instrument from renowned Bilal Hammour. While studying telecommunication engineering he recorded baselines for several Syrian bands and played a multitude of concerts, for example with the Oriental Orchestra of Solhi al Wadi. In 2013 Amjad further fostered his talent for jazz music in a workshop with YES Academy in Beirut. In the same year he also founded the Flamenco Trio –a group that played flamenco with a Syrian twist– and was founding member of Nabd Band, blending traditional oriental music with various other styles.
Since 2015 Amjad lives and plays in Berlin. As bassist of Musiqana, guest at the very first concert of the Soundroutes Band, and a regular partaker of the Arab Jam Sessions in Werkstatt der Kulturen, he is part of Berlin’s vibrant music scene. Being committed to intercultural encounters and the dismantling of stereotypes he played for the Hoffnungschor (Choir of Hope) and took part in a music project in Poland designed to facilitate exchange between Syrian musicians and Polish youth. In addition to this, he plays in the band Milo and Friends.