Circle Singing
D.J. Hamouris

Circlesinging is a vocal improvisation technique in which a circle of singers takes melodic & rhythmic cues (parts) from a skilled leader, together creating songs unique to the moment. As the leader cues out old parts and introduces new ones, the song continues and changes without stopping, at time supporting individual solos, always grounded in attentive listening. Participants are welcome at any level of singing experience.

Deborah "DJ" Hamouris has studied music since the tender age of 5 and played dulcimer since 1979. She teaches Mountain Dulcimer and Not Your Momma’s Rounds at the Freight & Salvage, as well as to private students in her Oakland home. DJ & Buffalo (her husband) perform together as The DulciMates, performing annually at the Great Dickens' Christmas Fair and at local cafes & farmer's markets. She also directs Women & Song, a women's singing group. In her spare time (and when the cats allow) she knits.

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