Maine
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Shamou

Shamou is a percussionist/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, composer, performer and teacher of Persian descent. He creates music that fuses the traditional rhythms of the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean with the contemporary sounds of jazz, funk and house. As a solo artist Shamou offers performances, workshops and residencies for all ages. He also leads the world music ensemble LOOPIN'. His interactive presentations range from solo to duet, trio and full band performances that may include educational components covering geography, cultural and political history and how music serves as the connecting link between societies around the world. Shamou is the recipient of several Meet the Composer grants for the creation of new work. His residency work has been regularly funded by the Maine Arts Commission PAL program. Most recently, Shamou was commissioned to created an evening length score for NY2Dance Company's "Oasis".

Additional Links: 
Video clip of my dance accompaniment from the Lewiston Sun Journal, 2015
Bates Dance Festival, 2013
Musicians' Concert, Bates Dance Festival, 2010
Video clip is of a live performance at the Center or Cultural Exchange, Portland, Maine, 2005

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Contact Information

First Name: 
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Job Title/Position: 
Musician, Performer, Composer, Educator
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 17862
PORTLAND, ME 04112
Physical Address: 
Portland, ME 04102
Last Name: 
Shamou
Phone: 
207-239-5817

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Composition
Music - Dance / DJ
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Meet the Composer '03, '06; MAC Good Idea Grant '04; Portland Stage Company commission (NEA funded) '05
NEST (New England States Touring) Grant 2015, through Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Sound reinforcement and technician
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
5

I am a Teaching Artist

Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults