October 25, 2013 | 1:51 pm
Posted by Noga Gur-Arieh
Israeli musician David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world.
His charismatic and energetic performances have brought to worldwide audiences a fusion of the three different countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain, and England, filling concert halls with his famous guitar playing, ranging from flamenco flavored rhythmic and percussion techniques, to whirlwind finger picking, to a signature rock and roll sound. Broza unites the three worlds by utilizing his ability to take on the troubadour tradition, up to now, featuring the lyrics of the worlds' greatest poets. Broza's Spanish guitar has swooped audiences off their feet for decades, alongside songs that became a big part of the Israeli culture.
In early 1977, Broza performed the song Yihye' Tov (Everything will be alright,) which became the anthem of the peace process of those times, and is still a wish many of us carry in our hearts. In a recent project, Broza has written and recorded with the Palestinian music group, Sabreen, the song Belibi, that featured Broza and Sabreen's Wissam Murad, and two children's choirs, one from each side of the conflict.
Broza was awarded a Spanish royal medal of honor by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. In July, 2011, his 28th album, Third Language was released. The album was created completely by Broza, lyrics and music. The album was produced wholly and solely throughout the internet.
Picking only four Broza songs was not an easy task, so I hope this will trigger you to go to YouTube and listen to some more. Enjoy!
Belibech (In your heart)
Sigaliot (Violet)- performed with Keren Peles (and yes, it is our current Minister of Finance hosting the show...)
Sarabande (Fantasia Sobre El Tema De Hendel)
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