Biography

I was very keen to study music and I did not have the chance to pursue however I did not give up hope and managed to follow my musical ambition after I met one of my best friends during my first year at University. He was a violin player called Bilend Qeredaxi. Through Bilend I met a few professional musicians namely Goran Kamil, who is now managing me, Zana Mhamud Hejar, Sabahi Sentur and others later.

My first live performance on stage was in 1993 with Zanko in Hewler. Later I performed with a Kurdish Folk Music Band managed by Sabahi Sentur in Sulaymaniyah. I went on to record my first few single tracks for local TV and Radio stations between 1995 -1998. The first song “Xelwet” was produced by Zana Mahmud Hejar in 1996 followed by “Herwaya” produced by Goran Kamil in the same year.

After a few years of disruptions in my musical career I have managed to write some songs relying on my own skills and for the first time to develop the lyrics and compose the melodies. My first album “Don’t break my heart” was released in 2003 and was my first experience in writing songs and I was very pleased with the outcome which only sought to inspire me to write more songs and release more albums.

Endless Grief” and “Farewell” in the years 2004 and 2006 were another two of my albums which was released and in 2008 I decided to work with a producer called Halkawt Zahir who produced and wrote the entire tracks of the album “Candle” released in 2009. This was my first experience of releasing an album where all the songs were not written by myself, in contrast my latest album released in 2011 which carried no name had the majority of tracks written by me.

I would like to thank those musicians, poets, sponsors, producers, and my close friends who have helped me along my journey and are still such a great support. I am also sending my special thanks to those whose names I have not mentioned here.

Hometown: Sangaw

Lives in: England

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