David Broza

 

Israeli superstar David Broza is 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 three different countries in which he was raised – Israel, Spain, and England – filling concert halls with famous guitar playing, ranging from flamenco-flavored rhythmic and percussive techniques, to whirlwind finger picking and a signature rock’n’roll sound. Broza unites the three worlds by utilizing his ability to take on the troubadour tradition up to now, featuring lyrics of the worlds’ greatest poets.

More than a singer/songwriter, David is also well-known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian causes, predominantly the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Beginning in 1977, Broza has worked to bring the message of peace to the masses by joining peace movements, and singing what has become the anthem of the peace process, his hit song, “Yihye Tov.” Since that time, Broza has released over 30 albums in Hebrew, English and Spanish, many of which have become gold and platinum albums.

In 2006, David received the “In Search for Common Ground” award, along with Palestinian musician/composer Said Murad. In 2009, the Spanish King, Juan Carlos I, decorated him with the Spanish Royal Medal of Honor for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his dedication to the promotion of tolerance and conflict resolution.

Among his recent releases, Broza dedicated an album to the unpublished poetry of US singer songwriter, Townes Van Zandt, called “Night Dawn.” Broza also published his first completely self-written and composed Hebrew album titled Third Language.

2014 saw the release of one of the most challenging albums in Broza’s long career – an album recorded in its entirety in the Palestinian Sabreen Studio in East Jerusalem, with the help of American multi-Grammy Award winner and singer-songwriter Steve Earle as producer. The collaborative work of the Israeli and Palestinian musicians, sound engineers, cameramen, chefs, and many others who came to assist and be part of the eight days and nights, produced a beautiful, intimate and special album and documentary East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem. Throughout 2015, Broza has been touring and promoting this latest work.