David Broza



Israeli superstar 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 lyrics of the worlds’ greatest poets.
More than a singer/songwriter, David Broza is also well known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian causes, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Beginning in 1977, Broza has been working 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.
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. In Search for Common Ground presented awards to both artists in November of 2006.
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In 2010 Broza released the album “Night Dawn : the unpublished poetry of Townes Van Zandt”. It received world wide critical acclaim. It was a labor of love that took 12 years to complete.
In July 2011 the album “Third Language”(Safa Shlishit) was released. It is the first album in which Broza wrote all the lyrics as well as the music. It is in Hebrew and was wholly funded through Kickstarter at a time when crowd funding was barely known and it was considered a pioneering bald move by the artist. The release was followed by an extensive tour in Israel with the band that recorded with Broza in the studio.
January 2014 , new release !!!! The album “East Jerusalem West Jerusalem ” is out world wide. The media is eager to report on it and the initial tour in the US includes Israeli-Palestinian singer Mira Awad and a full band. The tour covers NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago and other cities. David Broza is currently touring intensely, presenting the story of the album that was made in the East Jerusalem, Palestinian studio Sabreen , with Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians and produced by Grammy winner artist Steve Earle along with some tracks produced by Steve Greenberg. A documentary covering the process in the studio will be ready for release, soon.

All sessions by David Broza

Session #4

14 Apr 2015
16:30 - 18:00
TEDxJerusalem Hall