“To see Broza in concert is to be mesmerized” — New York Post

David Broza personifies Israel at its finest, and yet he is also a musical citizen of the world. Come hear 92Y’s annual seasonal presentation of the star for all seasons.

David Broza, vocals & guitar

Band members to be announced

NPR airs David Broza’s set on Mountain Stage in Chjarleston, WV, Apr 16, 2014

Video of “(What's So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” from his East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem album.

David Broza “Carolina” from Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt, live in Tel Aviv, 2010 (in English).

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Artist Bio

Israeli superstar David Broza has been performing at 92nd Street Y every December 24 since 2001. This year he arrives with a new CD, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem. The CD was made in the Palestinian East Jerusalem studio of the band Sabreen, led by Said Murad, with whom David had worked for many years.

The disc has 13 songs, mixing a daring selection of covers by artists like Steve Earle, Cat Stevens, Pink Floyd and Elvis Costello with original Broza songs; it marks the first time Broza has written songs in English. The performers include American musicians and Grammy Award winners Steve Earle, Steve Greenberg and Wyclef Jean, Israeli musicians Gadi Seri and Yossi Sassi, Palestinian hip-hop duo G-Town and Arab/Israeli singer Mira Awad. The album has been produced by Mr. Earle and Mr. Greenberg, and is being released on Mr. Greenberg’s S-Curve label.

David Broza is considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the world. His charismatic and energetic performances bring a fusion of the three different countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain and England. He has filled concert halls with his famous guitar playing that ranges from flamenco-flavored rhythmic and percussion techniques to whirlwind finger picking to a signature rock and roll sound.

More than a singer/songwriter, Mr. Broza is also well known for his commitment and dedication to humanitarian causes, predominantly the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since 1977 he has worked 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 one project, he wrote and recorded with Sabreen the song “Belibi,” which featured Mr. Broza, 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 Mr. Broza and Mr. Murad in November 2006.

Mr. Broza’s album Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt was released in 2010 to worldwide critical acclaim. In July 2011 the album Third Language was launched, the first one since 2002’s Ze Hakol o Klum (It’s All or Nothing) to have all the lyrics and music written by Mr. Broza. One of his latest projects is “Poetry From the Bench,” a new web series dedicated to intimate and live renditions of poetry. His website is davidbroza.net.

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  • David Broza

    Date: Wed, Dec 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

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