Bashar Murad is a Palestinian singer-songwriter, and video artist based in East Jerusalem, producing POP music in English and Arabic with a Palestinian spirit. With lyrics and ideas that shatter stereotypes and highlight social issues that are seldom addressed in Palestine, including gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights; Bashar wants to challenge cultural norms in Palestine, and present Palestinians in a light that is rarely seen in the media. In 2018, Murad released several tracks which garnered attention including, “Shillet Hamal” (Bunch of Bums), Ilkul 3am Bitjawaz (Everyone’s Getting Married) and UN commissioned song and music video “Ana Zalameh” (I Am A Man). In 2019 he directed the latest music video for Palestinian Rap group, DAM, and is currently recording his upcoming EP, “Maskhara”.
May 10, 2019 9:00 pm CMW and Toronto Palestine Film Festival Presents: Bashar Murad, Kallemi and Arsene Duevi Friday May 10th
May 11, 2019 7:00 pm CHIN RADIO/TV Small World Music, Toronto Palestine Film Festival and Purple Patch Presents