AMIR JOHN HADDAD
Amir John Haddad is a talented German musician and multi instrumentalist living in Spain since 1997. He comes from a Palestinian and Colombian background and plays many instruments like flamenco guitar, Arabic oud, Greek bouzouki, Turkish Saz, banjo, triple neck electric guitar (6, 7 and 12 string) and bass being a virtuous and very skillful interpreter on each of these instruments.
His further musical interest has led him to play different music styles such as Flamenco, Funk, Oriental, Rock, World music, Fusion, Folk, etc… and form many own projects like: Zoobazar, Members of Parliament, From East to West and “El Amir” Flamenco Sextet.
Amir has been touring the world as the official oud and string player with legendary world music band Radio Tarifa for ten years and has collaborated with many renowned artists like:
Joaquín Ruiz, Miguel Póveda, Eliseo Parra, Diego el Cigala, Tomasito, Raimundo Amador, El Capullo de Jerez, Chambao, Inmaculada Ortega, Pepe Justicia, Javier Paxariño, Carmela Greco, Navajta Plateá, Enrique de Melchor, Toni Maya, Juan Parrilla, Mª Dolores Pradera, María Juncal, Antonio Canales, Eva Durán, Los Losada, Imran Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, Murad Ali, Prashant, Pepe Justicia, Carmen Cortés, Rafael Jiménez “El Falo”, Carmina Cortés, José Anillo, Guadiana, José Menese, Melendi, Joana Jiménez, José Antonio Galicia “El Gali”, Jorge Pardo, Tino di Geraldo, Finn Martin, Maher Sissoko, Aziz Kuyateh, Manuel Liñán, Olga Pericet, Marcos Flores, Domingo Ortega, Belén Fernández, Rafael Amargo, Gerardo Núñez, Lole, Naseer Shamma…
In his new show “From East to West” Amir has given himself the pleasure to bring together almost all the instruments he plays on one stage. He will take us on a journey through different musical landscapes that emerge out of the Mediterranean culture and music. In a very natural and progressive way Amir will make us understand the universal language of music. He inspires himself in the geographical and cultural evolution from east to west and will be changing instruments in each composition to reflect the different Mediterranean areas with his music.
“From East to West” had its debut at the Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic 2010 and is recommended by the Spanish Theater Network called REDESCENA. Since then he has performed at the MIDEA Festival Tenerife Canary Islands and Murcia Tres Culturas Festival.
Amir John Haddad is like an open book full of cultures and enchants us with every page we read. We can call him the musical storyteller.