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Research Fellow

Phone: (352) ***-****x***  HQ Phone
University of Florida
PO Box 117168
Gainesville, Florida 32611
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • General Manager
    Xauen Music Inc
  • DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business
  • Executive Director
    Heartland Seminars
  • Moroccan-born Qanun Performer
    Heartland Seminars

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Xauen Music Inc
  • Founder
    Mosaic Trio
  • Founder
    Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble
  • Founder
    Arabesque Music Ensemble
  • Board Member
    Genesis

Education

  • National Conservatory of Music and Dance
  • bachelor's degree , Marketing
    ISCAE
  • MBA program
    DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business
  • diploma , Qanun performance and instruction and another
  • MBA
    DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business
187 Total References
Web References
Musicians: Al-Bustan Resident Takht Ensemble – Al-Bustan Music Program
albustanseeds.org, 1 Jan 2014 [cached]
Hicham Chami: Qanun
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Hicham Chami is a Moroccan-born qanun performer based in Florida. He graduated from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Rabat, Morocco, with diplomas in qanun performance/instruction and Western music theory. After earning his business school degree in Casablanca, he relocated to Chicago and completed his MBA at DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business. Chami is the founder and executive director of the Arabesque Music Ensemble which has toured the U.S. and Canada and produced two critically-acclaimed CDs, including The Songs of Sheikh Sayyed Darweesh: Soul of a People which was named a top-ten world music recording by the Boston Globe. Chami conducts workshops and master classes for students and adults in a variety of settings. In 2010 he began graduate studies in the PhD program in Ethnomusicology at University of Florida.
Famous Qanun Player Hicham Chami - English Blog | By Morocco Channel
www.morocco.com, 17 Mar 2006 [cached]
Hicham Chami is a musician from Morocco who plays the qanun, a plucked box zither-type classical instrument. Today he is a research fellow at the University of Florida and has received recognition and awards for his talent and performances throughout the years.
Born in Tetouan of Morocco, in the year 1977, music ability appears to run in Chami's family, with his father being one of the founders of the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra. Hicham Chami began attending the National Conservatory of Music and Dance, located in Rabat, at eight years of age, taking up the qanun. He made a name for himself, playing solo on graduation day for all four years he attended the Conservatory.
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Hicham Chami participated in a number of festivals and concerts. Amongst these was the Festival of Plucked Strings, when he performed alongside the National Turkish Orchestra's Ahmet Meter. While performing with the Conservatory's Oriental Music Orchestra, Chami also joined the Quintet of Arabic Music and Trio Shahnaz.
Following his successes in Morocco, Hicham Chami moved to the United States at the age of twenty-two. Here he continued his education at DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business in Chicago. While studying in Chicago he joined Taqaseem. In 2001 he went on the Arabic Music Retreat with Simon Shaheen, a step that lead to even greater things for Chami. Here he was able to meet a number of talented musicians, as well as studying the qanun with Jamal Sinno. He went on to form collaborations with Neal Clarke, Yoel Ben-Simhon, Al Sharvarsh Bardezbanian, and Beth Borgerhoff, all of whom he met at the retreat. Other opportunities arose in Chicago, including Hicham working with Issa Boulos and the TiTiko Ensemble.
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Things just kept moving forward for Hicham Chami in 2002, who along with Cindy Infantino began Xauen Music, Inc to create a database of Oriental scores.
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2003 saw Hicham putting together an ensemble called Mosaic, and Xauen Music launching a magazine called Tarab. During the year he took part in a number of performances as well as an Urban Gateways program for school children.
Since then Hicham Chami has kept busy, bringing major musicians together to record songs by Sayyed Darweesh and producing a concert for Souad Massi through Xauen Music.
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From tours and concerts to radio shows and TV appearances, Hicham Chami has truly made a name for himself, while highlighting Arabic music in the western world.
Board of Directors - Genesis at the Crossroads
www.genesisatthecrossroads.org, 17 Oct 2004 [cached]
Hicham Chami
Hicham Chami was born in Tetuan, Morocco in 1977.He has been playing qanun since age 8, when he enrolled at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Rabat.During his years of study, he participated in many concerts and festivals and received high honors for his musicianship.Following graduation from business school in Casablanca, Hicham moved to Chicago to begin the MBA program at DePaul.Hicham not only founded the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble commited to preserving classical Arab music, but also started a new music publishing company, Xauen Music, which dedicates itself to the expressions of Oriental music.He has been performing with several ensembles in Chicago, including Alberto Mizrahi's group, TiTiko.His current projects include collaborations with musicians in Maine, Oklahoma, and New York.He recently performed for the opening of Israeli artist, Granite Amit's exhibition, The Piece Process at the ARC Gallery in Bucktown.Chicago magazine's August 2002 issue featured him as the "Best Exotic Instrumentalist of Chicago."On July 29, 2004 he will perform in the Oval Office for President Bush.As a Board Member, Hicham focuses on artistic outreach and web development.
Hicham ...
www.heartlandseminar.com, 26 Oct 2006 [cached]
Hicham Chami
Hicham Chami is a Moroccan-born qanun performer based in Chicago.He has studied qanun for nearly twenty years, with Abd El-Kbir Al-Haddad and Hassan Amhaouch in Morocco and Jamal Sinnu and George Sawa in the United States.Hicham graduated from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Rabat Morocco, with a diploma in Qanun performance and instruction and another in Western Music Theory.
Hicham has been performing with several ensembles in the U.S, and could be heard in several CDs, ranging from Spiritual music and Traditional Egyptian repertoire to Turkish folk and Bellydancing music.
Hicham is founder of the Mosaic Trio and the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble as well as Xauen Music, an organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of classical Arabic, Sephardic, Turkish, and Armenian music.
Following graduation from business school in Casablanca, Hicham moved to Chicago to begin the MBA program at DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business.
He is included in Chicago Magazine's "Best of Chicago" issue (August 2002) as "best instrumentalist"; this is the first time a Muslim Arab has received such recognition.
Hicham is an educator as well as a musician.He conducts workshops and classes for children and adults in a variety of settings, and is the designer of Arabesque, an educational program introducing Chicago inner-city schools to the Arab culture and Music.
Tunisian Vocalist Sonia M'Barek in a Concert of Andalusian Muwashahat | Alwan For The Arts
www.alwanforthearts.org, 9 Jan 2012 [cached]
Hicham Chami- qanun
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M'Barek will be joined on March 23 by violinist Hanna Khoury (a Pew Fellow who's played with Fairuz, Youssou N'Dour, and Mandy Patinkin); percussionist Hafez El Ali Kotain (fluent in Arab and Latin rhythms); master cellist and oud player Kinan Abou-afach; Kinan Idnawi (an oud player for both Marcel Khalife and the Qatar Philharmonic); and Hicham Chami (a skilled qanun player and music scholar who founded the Arabesque Music Ensemble).
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Hicham Chami is a Moroccan-born qanun performer based in Florida. He graduated from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Rabat, Morocco, with diplomas in qanun performance and instruction and Western music theory. After earning his business school degree in Casablanca, he relocated to Chicago and completed his MBA at DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business. Chami is the founder and executive director of the Arabesque Music Ensemble, which has toured the U.S. and Canada and produced two critically-acclaimed CDs, including The Songs of Sheikh Sayyed Darweesh: Soul of a People, which was named a top-ten world music recording by the Boston Globe. Chami conducts workshops and master classes for students and adults in a variety of settings. In 2010 he began graduate studies in the PhD program in Ethnomusicology at University of Florida.
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Hicham Chami
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Hicham Chami
CUNY Graduate Center - Proshansky Auditorium
365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street New York, NY 10016
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