"Greatness can turn on any axis. Enter Shamou . . . he is ambidextrous in multiple drumming traditions, and by his work has defined for us a fresh tradition. Shamou is one of the world's musical wonders."
"Shamou the legendary Persian percussionist . . . has been immortalized into a pantheon of performers . . . on the vivid wall mural painted by Daniel Galvez in Central Square, Cambridge."
"My goodness! Where have you been hiding him? I'm going to take him back to New York with me!"
"Listening to your voice singing at that level of spirituality. I wondered if it would affect the dancer's choice of movement . . . and it did."
"Those listening find themselves taken by surprise when they realize they are unconsciously dancing in place to the rhythm."
"You're the King!"
"Shamou serves up potpourri of sound, a surreal architecture of pitches and timbers, ranging from sub-basement to the stratosphere of overtones, out of this world."