Dubbed the ‘voice of Diamond’ and ‘the Engineer of the Arabic song’, Iraqi singer and composer Majid Al Muhandis is something quite special in the Arabic world.
Born in 1971 in Baghdad he studied Engineering but his passion for the arts only grew stronger during his studies and despite his family’s concerns and anger at pursuing a career in music he worked hard and bought himself his first ‘oud, the quintessential Arabic instrument.
Since his early musical beginnings, he has won numerous awards and a place in many Arab hearts through his powerful voice and sincerity towards his fans. Known for being humble and appreciative towards his fans he has allowed his music to be his main image, setting him apart from many modern Arabic singers.
His first album Waheshni Moot came out in 2005 but the biggest year was 2008 when Muhandis released both Ensa and Ensa’a followed quickly by Ezkorini and Ezkerini in 2009.
More recently, his songs have garnered support from the Arab world for their patriotic messages which have lent hope to the citizens of Iraq and further afield, many of whom are faced with daily hardship.
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