Deborah "DJ" Hamouris

Rank #50 US Oakland, CA Folk / Jazz / Singer/Songwriter


Sounds Like: Claudia Schmidt, Jean Ritchie

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Bio: Deborah “DJ” Hamouris is a performer, teacher, recording artist, choral director, community organizer and producer of musical events. In any given week, she performs a house concert with The DulciMates and solo at a local senior residence or two; teaches dulcimer at the Freight & Salvage Coffeeho... See Full Bio

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    The Green Man Released on Nov 23, 2012
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    Snapshots Released on Jun 30, 2012


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  • 2013

    Jul 19

    Berkeley, CA, US | 8:00pm
    Garden Gate Creativity Center
    Berkeley, CA, US
    Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:00pm


    The DulciMates, Deborah "DJ" Hamouris and Buffalo (John Brownson), play traditional and traditionally-inspired music, including songs from their recordings (“Welcome to Annwfn” with Rick Hamouris; “The Chorus of Life” with Gaia’s Voice, and Moonrise: “Songs of Love, Magic and Other Mysteries” with Robin Dolan). They aim to create “dulcimers without borders”, stretching the limits of traditional mountain dulcimer playing. ~ The DulciMates recorded "The Green Man" in 2012, just after Deborah finished "Snapshots", a solo CD with jazz guitarist Mimi Fox. She directs Women & Song and teaches mountain dulcimer at the Freight & Salvage, while Buffalo has a private psychotherapy practice.

  • 2013

    May 18

    Berkeley, CA, US | 8:00pm
    Berkeley Dulcimer Gatherin...
    Berkeley, CA, US
    Sat May 18, 2013 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Feb 10

    Oakland, CA, US | 4:00pm
    Oakland, CA, US
    Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:00pm


    Deborah Hamouris, singer/songwriter ~ http://www.reverbnation.com/deborahdjhamouris/album/8363-snapshots ~ with Jeffrey Burr, guitar ~ http://jeffreyburrjazz.com/ ~ Deborah Hamouris (“DJ”) to her friends) is a singer-songwriter with a long performance and recording history in the Bay Area. Musically versatile, she performs as both a jazz vocalist and (on her mountain dulcimer) as a traditionally-influenced songsmith. ~ In 2012, Deborah released two CDs. “Snapshots” is mostly original songs inspired by her North Oakland neighborhood and her many years as part of Jazz Camp West. It was recorded with jazz guitarist Mimi Fox. “The Green Man” CD is by The DulciMates, a folk duo with her husband, Buffalo. That recording is a collection of holiday and other traditionally-inspired songs accompanied by mountain dulcimer. ~ Beth Baugh, singer/songwriter ~ https://soundcloud.com/beth-baugh ~ Beth has spent her life singing. As a child, she harmonized with her mother and sang in numerous choral groups. As an adult, she has sung with a Russian choir, a jazz trio and (once) Pete Seeger. She began writing her own songs as a teenager. She soon found the melding of melody and poetry irresistible. She writes to share her musical dreams and to tell the stories that happen to and around her. She also writes for, and with, children to capture their sense of wonder in a world that doesn't always pay enough attention to it. ~ An All-Oakland Presentation!

  • 2012

    Dec 30

    Oakland, CA, US | 12:00pm
    Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm


    11th Annual Sing for Your Life! ~ Noon to Midnight ~ I AM LEADING FROM 2-2:30 pm! Come join us then or anytime during the day & evening. ~ SING OUT THE OLD YEAR AND DREAM UP THE NEW ONE IN A NON-STOP COMMUNITY CHORAL IMPROVISATION ~ LED BY MEMBERS OF SoVoSo ~ Sing or listen -- no experience necessary ~ Come and go or stay the whole time ~ All are welcome - a family-friendly event. + Interactive altars by community artists + Light dinner by East Bay Food Not Bombs ~ Suggested donation $15 and up ~ No one turned away for lack of funds ~ More info or to volunteer: sfyl@circlesing.net ~ Facebook: OneVoice CircleSingers ~ Twitter @Circlesing ~ SoVoSo on Facebook: SoVoSoTHeBand ~ SING FOR YOUR LIFE is a unique event where all are welcome to drop in for an hour or stay for all 12. It is completely informal and people come and go throughout the day. No singing experience is necessary. Many folks enjoy simply being in the space, dancing on the sidelines, listening, and enjoying the meditative nature of the day. The space includes various altars created by artists, non-profits and faith communities.

  • 2012

    Dec 23

    Daly City, CA, US | 10:00am

    Daly City, CA, US
    Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:00am


    The DulciMates @Dickens Fair ~ The DulciMates will be performing half-hour sets --10:45am @The Green Man Parlour: 12:30pm & 2pm @the Silk Road Stage (listed in the program as "International Music): ~ Traditional, traditionally-inspired and holiday tunes prevail in our repertoire. And you can enjoy a serving of fish & chips or beverage of your choice while listening to our set! ~ Scheduled dates: Friday, 11/23 ~ Sunday, 11/25 ~ Saturday, 12/1 ~ Saturday, 12/8 ~ Saturday, 12/15 ~ Sunday, 12/23 ~ Our new CD, "The Green Man", is available for $10 at our sets or Patterson & Sons Stationers on the Grand Concourse. ~ Fair is open 10am-7pm.

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  • Mari Dreamwalker (Artist) Mari Dreamwalker
    You are such a gifted musican. I love your music. Truly. I invite you to visit my page, as well, Deborah. Bright Blessings.
  • Kerry Leigh (Artist) Kerry Leigh
    Well-crafted, compelling compositions complemented by well-executed performance & production! NIce Tracks -- Kerry
  • Cindy Smith (Artist) Cindy Smith
    Beautiful cover of Angel from Montgomery!
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