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Deborah "DJ" Hamouris

Rank #69 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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    Jul 13

    Berkeley, CA, US | 2:45pm
    Berkeley Fellowship of Uni...
    Berkeley, CA, US
    Sun Jul 13 2:45pm


    Sacred Sound: The Unconditional Love Qwire ~ The U♥ Qwire invites you to participate in an hour of song, chant and meditation on the themes of love and spiritual encouragement. Dancing & clapping is welcome! The U♥ Qwire formed in September 2013 under the direction of Deborah Hamouris. We teach each other songs, creating harmony between us and reaching outward to those in need of beauty & love. Suggested donation: $5-$10 (all proceeds go to artists) No one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/245921408948198/

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    Jul 5

    Port Costa, CA, US | 8:30pm
    Burlington Hotel
    Port Costa, CA, US
    Sat Jul 05 8:30pm


    The DulciMates at the Burlington Hotel ~ Deborah "DJ" Hamouris & Buffalo bring mountain dulcimer & vocal duets to a casual evening of music at the historic Burlington Hotel. 2 sets of traditional & contemporary folk music with a broad definition of "folk"! A cozy room for listening, the Burlington will have a no-host wine bar for guests.

  • 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!

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  • RT Carter (Artist) RT Carter
    Well, gotta say, you folks put the Folk in Folk. Really enjoyed your music, and the Brother Can You Spare A Dime, love that old song/videos, so revalent. Bestwishes,
  • 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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