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Zakaria

Zakaria

Zakaria


Zakaria was born in Hewlêr (Erbil/Arbil) in Iraqi-Kurdistan. Born into a musical family he dedicated most of his early childhood to music. In 1993, Zakaria moved to Sweden and began pursuing his music career. He initially played keyboards, composed and arranged, for other popular Kurdish stars. In 1998, his first album "To Hati" (You came) was well received by Kurdish audiences worldwide. The album was recorded with a good help from a swedish popular musician. "To Hati" was the first music video in his career. Read more on Last.fm
Zakaria was born in Hewlêr (Erbil/Arbil) in Iraqi-Kurdistan. Born into a musical family he dedicated most of his early childhood to music. In 1993, Zakaria moved to Sweden and began pursuing his music career. He initially played keyboards, composed and arranged, for other popular Kurdish stars. In 1998, his first album "To Hati" (You came) was well received by Kurdish audiences worldwide.

The album was recorded with a good help from a swedish popular musician. "To Hati" was the first music video in his career. A year later, in the end of 1999, he released his second album "Bigerêwe" (Come Back). This album was produced by Zakaria Music Pro with some kurdish musicians. "Bigêrewe" was the only video in this album, recorded in Sweden. In 2001 his third album "Daye" (Mom) came such a BOMB to the store.

"Daye" was a good mix of kurdish, middle-eastern and pop music. The album made Zakaria a star. "Daye" sold over 1,000,000 copies. "Daye" (Mom) and "Boçi hati" (why did you come?) was shot in Kurdistan. In 2002, Zakaria released his silver album "Rojgâr" (Days), selling more than 1,500,000 copies, attracting millions of fans from international Kurdish communities.

"Rojgâr" consisted of 14 songs, was recorded in Turkey and Zakaria gives his music more "Fantazi style". The hit "Netbinim" (If I don't see you) was shot in Turkey, then "Rojgar" and "Tunazaneke" followed. By this time, Zakaria was well-loved and touring internationally. Concert appearances were often greeted by screaming fans, storming the stage, crying, and asking only to have their picture taken with Zakaria. As a result Zakaria lived in hiding, under siege from admirers. His most recent album "Têlinaz" (Lovely) realesed in october 2004 sold more than 3 million copies worldwide, introducing him to millions of foreign and international listeners.

Têlinaz was recorded in Turkey, and this album was a good mix of middle eastern music (Arabesque) and pop music. This album was best selling in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. Using high-tech sound techniqe gives the sound more colour and this album will always be among the best albums, technically. "Têlinaz" (Lovely) was shot in Turkey. Zakaria released his latest album January 2007, titled "Gencî Pîr" (Young old) consisting of 12 songs.

Zakaria shot a musicvideo from his new album in Turkey, called "Gullê" (Flower, honey). An Italian model, playing the leading role. The video was realesed in December 25th such a christmas present for the kurdish people. He has many young fans,but his music appeals to people of all ages. Zakaria is always working on new stuffs for his beloved fans… Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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