Friday, July 20, 2012

Naseer Shamma Plays Rossini's Barber of Seville with Oud

Naseer [Naser] Shamma (Arabic: نصير شمه‎) is a renowned Arab Iraqi musician and oud player.  He was born in 1963 in Kut, a city on the Tigris River, to a Fayli Kurdish father and a Khazrajite Arab mother.  He began studying the oud at the age of 12 in Baghdad,and received his diploma from the Baghdad Academy of Music in 1987. He began to teach oud after three years at the academy, as well as continuing his own studies. Shamma has composed music for films, plays and television. (Wikipedia)

Here he is playing Rossini's 'Barber of Seville' with Oud at the Opera House in Cairo in 2011:



نصير شمه يعزف لأول مره (حلاق اشبيليه) لروسيني في دار الاوبرا المصريه
2011/3/22 تحياتي سيف عريبي 

For more on Naseer Shamma see http://www.naseershamma.com/ (This site is in English, French and Arabic).

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