Amer Ammouri
عامر عموري

 
Biography

Amer Ammouri was born in Aleppo, Syria, where he still lives. He began playing the oud at an early age, and went on to tour with a number of famous Arab singers, including Sabah Fakhri and Shadi Jamil. He is the principal oud player in the Salatin El Tarab ensemble, whch performs the muwashahat and qudud halabiyya styles of Syrian music. Ammouri has performed in the Middle East, Europe and America, and has released three albums of solo oud.

 

Selected Recordings

Takasim Oud
(Hollywood Music Center HMC 1244)

This is the first CD from the great Syrian oud master, and it features a series of compositions based on different Arabic maqamat.

1. Arayib (Houzam) 1:44
2. Zahra Asafir (Houzam) 2:17
3. Rohani (Hijaz) 5:03
4. Omayya (Kord) 4:59
5. Kawakeb (Ajam) 4:48
6. Salasel (Houzam) 6:02
7. Sallamtak (Hijaz) 4:56
8. Semiramis (Zanjan) 3:53
9. Zikrayat (Houzam) 4:58
10. Sultani (Jarka) 4:12



Eastern Strings - The Art of Arabian Oud Solos
(Hollywood Music Center HMC 1245)

The second CD from Amer Ammouri features another great selection of taqasim from the Syrian master.

1. Robaiyyat (Rast) 5:06
2. Al Mashdal (Rast) 1:27
3. Sabrina (Rast) 5:29
4. Hikayat Gharami (Kord) 3:25
5. Awil Hamsa (Kord) 4:23
6. Hnayyin (Hijaz Kar) 1:54
7. Saalooni (Hijaz) 1:58
8. Ka Ghzal (Rast) 2:40
9. Watar (Nakriz) 5:05
10. Ya Rahib Al Deyr (Ajam) 4:55
11. Al Mazhab (Kord) 3:03



Oud Mosaics
(Hollywood Music Center HMC 1367)

This CD features a number of popular melodies from across the Middle East, all arranged for solo oud.

1. Ya Shadil Al Han (Egypt) 3:30
2. Ammi Ya Bayyaa Il Ward (Iraq) 4:25
3. Hawil Ya Ghannam (Lebanon) 4:28
4. Al Alla Taoud (Lebanon) 5:44
5. Fog Al Nakhel (Syria) 2:11
6. Basamatik (Syria) 3:39
7. Ma Alli Woultilou (Egypt) 3:18
8. Fog Al Shoq (Egypt) 3:46
9. Talaa Min Beit Abouha (Iraq) 3:36
10. Inta Fen Ou Hobbi Fen (Egypt) 3:25
11. Asmar Yasmarani (Egypt) 3:53
12. Al Rabia (Egypt) 6:58

 


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