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Yemen's Oud Criminal

A new musical video has been circulating widely on Yemen's social media which has so far generated more than 30,000 views in a week.

The musical piece is a creative mix between western music in the notes of “Smooth Criminal” played by a Middle eastern string instrument, the Oud. It is performed and posted on YouTube by Ahmed Alshaiba, one of Yemen's many talented musicians, who also posted this on his Facebook wall:

As a Huge fan of Michael Jackson, Here you go, my “Oud version” cover for Smooth Criminal .. hope you like it !
أنا كمحب لمايكل جاكسون أحببت أن اعزف نسختي الخاصه لأحد اغانيه بالعود ,, اتمنى ان تعجبكم
http://youtu.be/_FwJqYcCcMU

The video was a pleasant surprise to music lovers and Michael Jackson Fans. These were some of the reactions on Twitter:

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