Wednesday, August 30, 2006

NEWS: Jordanian Oudist featured in Online Arab TV

Master Oudist featured on Arab TV

Sakher Hattar is the guest on the online TV program "30 Minutes" hosted by journalist Ray Hanania. Hattar, who is from Fuheis, Jordan, was the featured entertainer at a performace in Bridgeview on August 29.

Hattar discussed his history in performing the oud and also history about the Arab instrument that was first introduced to the Middle East 3000 years BC.

The Hattar interview is available only online at "30 Minutes" is a weekly online Internet VODCast (video on demand broadcast). Selected interviews are also broadcast on Comcast Cable TV in Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Tinley Park, the Palos community and 70Southwest Suburban communities every Friday night on Channel 19 at 8:30 PM. The September show features an interview with former Palos Heights Mayor Dean Koldenhoven who spoke out against anti-Muslim bias in the 2000 Palos Heights mosque controversy.