Some artists playing SBD instruments

Several artists have chosen Sylvain Bouancheau Dugast’s instruments for their concerts, tours and recordings. Here are some of them:

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Nouamane Lahlou

He is one of the most popular singers in Morocco. Compared to others who took over the song scene long before him, he made a dazzling rise to fame after only a few years. But all this has a price and requires that we devote ourselves fully to the service of art.

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Maelle Coulange

A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, she discovered plucked stringed instruments at the age of 17, and studied traditional music from France and Ireland with Jean Banwarth in Grenoble. She met Henri Agnel in Provence, with whom she studied ancient and oriental modal music, rhythms and improvisation. Maëlle has played in various traditional and medieval music ensembles, or in creations such as the oriental tale SIRAAB in Paris. She plays alongside Maëlle Duchemin in the ISHTAR music group.


Smadj, whose real name is Jean-Pierre Smadja, born in 1966 in Tunis, is a French musician of Tunisian origin1. He plays the oud in the group duOud, which he founded with Medhi Haddab, a former member of the Ekova trio. Smadj has collaborated with musicians such as Magic Malik, Stefano di Battista or Eric Truffaz on his latest album Selin. He also played with Ibrahim Maalouf. He studied at Louis Lumière. His first album was released in 1994. His artistic development has been characterized by the transformation of jazz into eclectic sounds or the other way around. But it was only in the 2000s that he became really known by the general public.

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Yann Pittard

An oud player, guitarist and composer, Yann Pittard began learning music in 1992 in Brittany. He discovered improvisation at the Uzeste Musical Festival and performed at a very young age with Marc Perrone and André Minvielle. In 1998 he founded his first bands with whom he toured and recorded in the studio (winner of the Jazz à Vannes 2001 award).  He moved to Paris in 2000, studied at the CIMM, then went to India to discover the Baul tradition with the Bengali virtuoso Nimai chand Baul (singing and dotara)…

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Sylvain wrote on 06/11/2019 at 11:07:
Vous avez une expérience avec un instrument de musique SBD ? Merci de la faire connaitre ci-dessous ... Musicalement, Sylvain BD.
Kai from Berlin wrote on 18/11/2018 at 11:24:
dear sylvain,

I am just exploring your instrument. with increasing joy and success.

for a post, give me some time. I just work on finding the best tune, on
amps (roland ac60, voxd5) in combination with the oud preamp.

Now, I almost found the best neutral/acoustic-like sound, and start to
enjoy the handling and the possible sound.

Today, I had my first lesson with my new teacher ( , on
acoustic oud, but he's interested in my showing off my sylent oud 🙂
Maybe I win him for a sylent oud post.

from the very beginning, I started playing it with a guitar strap.
Incredibly comfortable ! while standing, dancing, or lying in a garden

I could make a little clip or slide show about that. a bit funny, no
virtuosities - if you like.

I also have some minor complaints, I tell you in another mail, if you
are interested, for constructive future improvements.

But I am very satisfied with your instrument and curious on what will
happen with me and the instrument.

In case you are interested in some promotion and advertising your Sylent
Oud in Berlin, I know some musicians and the few shops for oud
instruments, please send me some more cartes de visite.

Cordiallement - and enjoy the summer