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Deborah "DJ" Hamouris

Rank #78 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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Twitter_icon_for_status: Deborah "DJ" Hamouris has a show on 09/10/2014 at 07:00 PM @ Freight & Salv... in Berkeley, CA http://t.co/2beVtADcGQ #concert


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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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  • Wed

    Sep 10

    Berkeley, CA, US | 7:00pm
    Wed Sep 10 7:00pm


    Mountain Dulcimer is one of the easiest & most fulfilling instruments to play. Once it's tuned you can hardly make a mistake. And though it's beautiful with "high piney" tunes from the Appalachian Mountains, it also lends itself to more contemporary music like The Beatles & Leonard Cohen. ~ In these 4 classes you learn a couple of tunes each meeting, how to follow dulcimer tablature, some chords and strums to help you out with your musical pursuits. Once you've done that, you can join in on jams & ensemble classes Deborah offers. ~ Some loaner instruments available for a small deposit. Currently DJ has 2 good used instruments for sale at reasonable rates. ~ Teacher, Deborah Hamouris, has played mountain dulcimer since 1979 and taught it for over a decade. She has a BA in Music and gets excited about teaching music both privately & in classes. Deborah currently directs two singing groups and plays in a folk duo, The DulciMates, with husband Buffalo. In 2013 she created the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering, which enters it's third year in 2015

  • Sun

    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/

  • Sat

    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
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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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