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نصير شمه {Naseer Shamma} (b. 1963) is a renowned Iraqi oud player.

He was born in Kut, a village on the Tigris River. He began studying the oud at the age of twelve in Baghdad, following in the footsteps of Jamil and Munir Bashir. When he was eleven years old, Shamma saw an oud for the first time, in the hands of a stylish music teacher. In 1985, Shamma played his own compositions at his first concert, attended by several… read more

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