CAIRO - 30 April 2020: Iraqi oud master Naseer Shamma was keen to continue holding workshops, preparing science discussions and exchanging information online on a monthly basis for all the graduates of the Arab House of Oud.
This comes among the precautionary measures implemented in Egypt to battle the novel coronavirus.
Naseer Shamma was born in Kut, Iraq in 1963. Sahib Hussain al-Namus taught Shamma his first oud lesson. He graduated from the Institute of Musical Studies in Baghdad in 1987. Then, he specialized in playing oud.
The year of his graduation, Shamma won the Best Composition Award in Iraq for a romantic song. He presented his first concert at the first Arab Music Forum in France with a group of leading Iraqi musicians.
Shamma currently runs the Arab House of Oud in Cairo at the ancient house of Al-Harawi in Historic Cairo. It is a project he established to teach the specifications of a solo oud player.
This is in addition to his supervision of the branch of the Arab House of Oud, which opened in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2007, and the Arab House of Oud in Constantine Algeria and the Arab House of Oud in Alexandria Library in 2011.
Shamma has received many awards and performed many musical concerts in many countries around the world.