Israeli superstar David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world, combining the three different countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain, and England. 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’ (‘It will be OK’.) The song was written during the then president of Egypt (Anwar Sadat)’s first visit to Israel, when Israel singned a peace agreement with Egypt.
After enjoying huge success in Israel in the 1980s, Broza moved to live in New York and release a few albums in English and Spanish (‘Away From Home’- 1989, ‘Time of Trains’- 1993 and more). He also opened Paul Simon’s American tour. Both of his Spanish albums in 2000 and 2005 (‘Isla Mujeres’ and ‘Parking Completo’ respectively) became critically acclaimed in Spain and Latin America.
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 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. His latest album “Night Dawn; The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt” was released in 2010 & received worldwide critical acclaim.
“Poetry From The Bench, ” one of Broza’s latest projects, is a web series dedicated to intimate and live renditions of poetry. In the future you will have a chance to join David while he chats with friends & colleagues about Music, Art & Culture and other issues.
In July, 2011, the album “Third Language” was launched, the first one since “Ze Hakol o Klum” (“It’s All or Nothing”) of 2002. The album was created completely by David Broza, both lyrics and music. It was produced wholly through the Internet, an unprecedented project in the music industry worldwide.