NASEER SHAMMA – A MASTER OF THE OUD

In TIMELESS MUSIC by Tara Trinley Wangmo

Naseer Shamma

Naseer Shamma

His music makes a heart dance of joy and cry of longing, at the same time. Magical Naseer Shamma is a renowned Iraqi musician and oud player. He began studying the oud at the age of 12 in Baghdad, following in the footsteps of Jamil and Munir Bashir. He received his diploma from the Baghdad Academy of Music in 1987. After three years he began to teach oud at the academy, as well as continuing his studies.
Mr. Shamma has composed music for films, plays and television. He has received more than 50 awards and has an incredible repertoire. Go to his website to know more about his carrier.

Here in an interview from Cairo, where he founded the “Arab Oud House” in Egypt in 1999. It’s really interesting to read about his attitude to life, which is both sensitive and honest.

Enjoy the music experience!

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