Concert | Naseer Shamma

When :

from Wednesday 26 September, 2018
19:00
to Wednesday 26 September, 2018
21:00

Type of event :

Concert

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO, Room I, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

dl.saudi-arabia@unesco-delegations.org

On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Peace (21/09).
Concert by Naseer Shamma, UNESCO Artist for Peace, Iraqi composer and oud virtuoso.
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By invitation, limited seating capacity:
dl.saudi-arabia@unesco-delegations.org
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Born in El Koute (Iraq) in 1963, Naseer Shamma is celebrated both as an oud performer and as a composer of music for film, television and the theatre. A graduate of the Baghdad Music Academy, Mr Shamma heads the Arab Oud House in Cairo, which he founded in 1999.
Through his numerous tours, discs and publications, Mr Shamma has won appreciation for the oud and for the rich repertoire of Arabic music well beyond the Arab world. He has also worked in association with leading western artists such as US jazz musician Wynton Marsalis.
Naseer Shamma is also renowned for his commitment to peace, a theme he promotes during musical performances, particularly with young audiences. He has created humanitarian associations such as "The Flower Road" and Ahlma to help children and displaced people. Since 2012, he has organized many concerts in Baghdad, particularly during the International Day of Peace celebrated on 21 September.