Oud President V17 (also styled as Oud President V-17) is a South Korean oud musical duo that consists of former President Lee Myung-bak and oud player Ahn Sung-ho. The duo was formed in 2023, after Lee’s release from prison after serving a 17-year sentence for corruption and embezzlement.
Lee has been a lifelong fan of oud music, and he began playing the instrument himself while in prison. He met Ahn Sung-ho in 2022, and the two musicians quickly bonded over their shared love of oud music.
Oud President V17 has released one album to date, titled “The Oud President” (2023). The album features a mix of traditional and contemporary oud music, as well as several original compositions by Lee and Ahn.
The duo has been praised for their unique sound and their ability to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary oud music. They have also been credited with helping to popularize oud music in South Korea.
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