Samir Hammouch, qanun
Author, composer, and musician, specialist in music of the orient, Samir studied the quanoun, voice, and oriental and arab- andalusian percussion at the conservatory of Meknès-Marocco.
His passion for oriental and arab-andolusian music has brought him to perform in a number of festivals in Europe and in Arab countries.
To promote the richness of oriental music, he has founded two ensembles: JUSSOUR in 2013 and CHEMS in 2015.
He is the artistic director of both groups.
A passionate teacher, Samir is regularly invited to give master-classes in conservatories notably in Toulouse in May 2016. He runs practical workshops in oriental music in associations and music schools (la Casa Musical 2015/16). He also directs projects with schools and other institutions.
He has collaborated on the arrangement and recording of a number of projects, including:
Ensemble Kafila : oriental music
Ensemble Mosaica : occitan châabi
Maayan : sephardi song
Najib et trio : words from France
Ensemble ISHA : hebrew jazz
Enfance Rouge : oriental rock
Ensemble VEZIANA : medieval music
Ensemble JUSSOUR : sacred arab- andalusian music
CHEMS : oriental fusion
Alem Sûre Garcia : music conference