Ayoub Khoder aspires to be accepted by the world as Kuwait’s most famous musician and a rising influencer

Dr. Ayoub Khoder

Kuwait’s most famous musician, Dr. Ayoub Khoder Haji Sabzali, has been dominating the music industry for more than 20 years. His orchestral experience spans the Middle East and Europe. He is not only a prominent performer in the Gulf region and the Middle East, but also a musician with a long career. Also, he has led orchestras playing local tunes, which makes him one of the rare maestros.

During his early career, Dr. Khoder performed solo with orchestras and concerts around the world as a qanun player. His musical instruments included the oud, the piano, and the violin. He played the qanun in Layali Al Samar, Mahmal Al Fanun, Oud and Merwas, and many other Kuwaiti television and radio programs.

In 2019, he performed with the Prague Philharmonic and emerged with a piece from that concert.


Dr. Ayoub Khoder was born in 1977. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from the Academy of Arts in Cairo. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Higher Institute of Art Music in the state of Kuwait where he is serving as a lecturer and professor of music.

From 2003 to today is a Professor of Qanun at the Higher Institute of Musical Arts representing the State of Kuwait in musical posts. He participated in many musical concerts in the state of Kuwait and abroad through the external media, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Council for Culture and Arts. He is unique in being a Maestro where no one comes to his competition.

Founder the Kuwaiti Arab Takht Band:

Ayoub Khoder founded the Kuwaiti Arab Takht Band in 2010, which has become one of the most renowned, and distinguished, of Kuwaiti folk and heritage arts, consisting of Kuwait’s most talented and distinguished musicians and artists. It was famous on a regional level for reviving traditional, popular, and contemporary concerts.

Dr. Ayoub Khoder has a huge fan following and he has followers of around 18.9K on Instagram.

His achievements:

⦁ The 25th Qurain Cultural Festival 2019 honors the mighty poet Ali Al-Maatouq with the participation of the stars Muhammad Al-Balushi, Ali Abdul-Sattar, Khaled bin Hussein and Fahd Al-Haddad and Musaed Al Balushi, Badr Nouri, Saleh Hamad Khalifa, Samah Siddiq, and Jamal Al Durai’i.

⦁ The 13th Summer Cultural Festival 2018.

⦁ The night of the mighty artist Nabil Suhail with the participation of the promising star Hassan Al-Attar.

⦁ The 23rd Qurain Cultural Festival 2017 honors the great poet Mubarak Al-Hudaybi with the participation of the stars Faisal Al-Saad, Fahd Al-Haddad, Fawaz Al-Marzouq, and Mutref Al-Mutref.

⦁ 19th International Music Festival 2016 Night honoring the great composer Suleiman Al Mal with the participation of the stars Abdullah Al-Ruwaished, Mutref Al-Mutref, and Mashael Al-Asousi.

⦁ The 22nd Qurain Cultural Festival 2016 honors the mighty artist Youssef Al-Muhanna with the participation of artists Nadia Mustafa, Fatuma, Khaled Al-Masoud, and Ahmed Al-Haribo.

⦁ The conclusion of the 22nd Qurain Cultural Festival 2016 is an oriental night by Waad Al-Bahri.

⦁ 18th International Music Festival 2015 Night honoring the mighty lyric poet Abdul Latif Al Bannai with the participation of the stars, the artist Ali Abdullah, Donia Batma, and Majed Al Mukhaini.

⦁ Dr. Ayoub Khoder arranged and led the music for Bulbul Al Khaleej, Nabil Shuail, in the famous national song “Before you return, Kuwait” by Sheikh Mishary Al-Afasy.

⦁ In a social hymn about the father, it bears the name “Yiba”.

List of concerts :

⦁ Riyadh first season 2021 with the artist Mutarrif Al-Mutref.

⦁ Mutrif Al-Mutref concert Kuwait February 2020.

⦁ Qatar TV and Al Rayyan TV sessions 2019.

⦁ Eid Al-Fitr sessions.

⦁ The Egyptian Opera House 2017.

⦁ Kuwaiti Night, was performed with the artist Fatuma.

From 1994 to today, Dr. Ayoub Khoder has important artistic and musical participation with the most famous Gulf artists and the most prominent of them are,

⦁ Saleh Al-Huraibi,

⦁ Abdel Karim Abdel Qader

⦁ Abdel Rab, I Driss

⦁ Abdullah Al-Ruwaished

⦁ Nawal Al-Kuwaiti

⦁ Muhammad Al-Misbah

⦁ Nabil Shuail

⦁ Rashid Al-Majed

⦁ Muhammad Abdo

⦁ Abdul Al-Majid Abdullah

⦁ Abadi Al-Jawhar

⦁ Mutref Al-Mutref and other great stars and artists.

Major Participations:

⦁ At the level of Kuwait and the Middle East, he participated in festivals and television and radio programs famous ones, including “The Night Samra”, “Layali Al Samar”, “Layali Al-Deira”, “The Night of an Artist” and “Mahmal Al Funun” And “Popular Chat”, “Oud and Merwas”, “Singing Albums”, “Hal February”, “Toul Al-Layl” and Sabah Al-Watan, Kuwait Nights, Jerash Festival, and many others.

⦁ Playing the Qanun with the Prague Orchestra in 2019 is among his most notable achievements as an instrumentalist.

⦁ In Kuwait, where he performed in a Kuwaiti musical work composed by Youssef Halawa, entitled “Bashraf Hijaz.”


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