Residency Dates
  • Oct 1st 2014 to Oct 20th 2014
OneBeat 2014

Ahmed Moorea is a 24-year-old oud player and composer from
Baghdad, Iraq. A self-taught musician, he studied accounting and economics at
Baghdad College while practicing the oud prodigiously. After watching YouTube
videos and training for hours each day, Ahmed began to compose on his
instrument, which eventually led him to the great honor of performing for the
masterful Nasser Shamma, one of the most renowned oud players in Iraq. Ahmed
often performs free concerts at orphanages and homes for disabled citizens, as
well as volunteers at community centers in Baghdad. Recently, he co-founded
music outreach organization Aalam Mobdi’a (Innovated World) to empower youth
and cultivate emerging talent.