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Naim Amor

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Naim Amor at Plush, Tucson, 2002 (above); his violin and assorted tools (below).

IMAGES: CIA ROMANO 2003

There's no daylight between Naim Amor's expression and his intention. Passionate and fluid, the French singer/guitarist/composer dominates the stage whether alone or accompanied by a top-shelf roster of respected colleagues such as Thomas Belhom and Giant Sand. Amor and his avant-garde approach to pop came to Tucson in 1997. Amor and his lyricist/wife, Marianne Dissard, are part of a loose confederation of Tucson artists with an international following.

NAME

"Gabriel Naim Amor."

OCCUPATION:

"Musician and lead vocalist."

QUOTE:

"Two words: Tradition and experimentation."

BANDS:

"Amor Belhom Duo, Generation Chaos, Amor [Tasha Bundy, drums; Nathan Sabatino, cello and guitar, Tom Nohar, trumpet]."

LIFE STORY IN BRIEF:

"I grew up in Paris where I eventually met my wife Marianne. I moved to Tucson with her back in 1997 and been here ever since."

HOW LONG IN TUCSON:

"Since 1997."

DESCRIBE TUCSON:

"All of downtown is a place for musicians to play everywhere all the time."

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN ON THE LOCAL SCENE:

"It is fine as it is but it
could use more presence from the music industry."

CONNECTING POINTS:

"Most of the downtown locations: The Grill's Red Room, Vaudeville, Congress, 7 Black Cats(RIP), and Solar Culture."

ARTIFACTS:

"Tee-shirts, CDs, one with Calexico." (Soundtracks, Wavelab) Check out www.amormusic.com for the latest details.

CONTACT:

520 206 5596
naim@amormusic.com


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