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Bashar Murad

Bashar Murad

Sector : Cultural Figures , Singers / Musicians

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Age : 0
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Bashar Murad loves pop music but incorporates a uniquely Palestinian touch of music and words to the songs he writes. Currently studying in the United States, he was inspired to love and pursue music by his parents. 

“Whenever I was feeling sad, angry, happy, or disappointed, music was the first thing I would turn to,” he says. “All my songs portray how I was feeling on a specific day, and I try to be very honest in my music about my identity.” 

Bashar started to compose when he was 13, but wrote the first song he was proud of - “Freeze” - at age 15, a song that is on his album, Won’t Be Silent.

Also at age 15, he started to study piano, which helped him learn the basics of music, composition, and singing. Another song he is particularly proud of - “Olive Tree - White Dove” - incorporates the sound of the oud, which “gives the song a whole new feeling,” he says. 

“I’m an olive tree, sixty-three years old. Born in war, but always had some hope. Terrified, trying to fix the scars. It’s only me, the guns, the wounds, the stars.” 

“I am really interested in pushing boundaries,” he says, “especially in the music in Palestine.” 

The busy university student composes and sings in English, but the only time he has to work on his music is during his summer and winter vacations. 
For the past year and half he has been working on his first music album, Won’t Be Silent, an impressive work of art. “This album is very important to me because I think it’s very defining of who I am as an artist,” he says. The album is a very personal work that ranges from “silly love songs to songs about Palestine.” Bashar credits his father as being the most supportive person in making the album a reality.

Bashar’s inspiration for composition comes in a variety of forms. 

“Usually, a song comes to me as one line that gets stuck in my head,” he says. Once the idea is there, it takes him no more than two sittings to finish a work. 

Bashar knows exactly what he wants to do in life: more and more of what he is doing now. 

“I dream of writing, performing, and singing for the rest of my life. There is nothing else I want to do.”

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