Dr Ahmed Al Salhi is a Kuwaiti musician and ethnomusicologist.
He is a talented violin and oud player specialising in classical Arabic and Turkish instrumental music. He is a very cultured instrumentalist with keenness on precision. As an ethnomusicologist, his knowledge of Middle Eastern musical forms, scales and beats is second to none.
He’s also the proud owner of some of the oldest, rarest and finest antique ouds and violins dating back to the 1880s. As a musician, Ahmed plays the violin in the classical Arabic fiddle style championed by his idol Sami El Shawwa.
Ahmed is also the co founder of the biggest, most important and most popular classical oriental music website www.zeryab.com, which contains some of the most rare Arabic and Turkish recordings of the late 19th and early 20th Century. Most of these recordings have been transferred to digital format and remastered by Ahmed with the help of state of the art transfer and recording equipment.
He lectures full time at the Institute of Middle Eastern music in Kuwait city.