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David Broza

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Origin  Haifa, Israel
Name  David Broza
Instruments  Vocals, guitar
Role  Singer-songwriter
Years active  1977—

Born  September 4, 1955 (age 60) (1955-09-04)
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter, activist
Movies  East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem, David Broza: Massada Live, Broza 5: Live
Albums  Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt
Genres  Pop rock, Rock music, Folk rock, Blues
Similar People  Yehonatan Geffen, Yehudit Ravitz, Ehud Banai, David D'Or, Shalom Hanoch

Record labels  NMC Music, Hed Arzi Music

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David Broza (Hebrew: דויד ברוזה‎‎; born September 4, 1955) is an Israeli singer-songwriter and activist. His music mixes modern pop with Spanish music.


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Personal life

The son of an Israeli–British businessman and a folk singer, Broza was born in Haifa, Israel. He was raised and educated in England and Spain, where he was schooled at Runnymede College, in Madrid. Broza's grandfather, Wellesley Aron, co-founded the Arab-Israeli peace settlement, Neve Shalom – Wāħat as-Salām (The Oasis of Peace) and the Habonim youth movement. Young David Broza originally planned to become a graphic artist, and by age 17 he was selling his paintings in the Rastro, Madrid's Sunday flea market. Following high school, and while serving in the Israel Defense Forces, he began playing guitar in cafes to earn extra money. Eventually he was offered a record deal, but as he still hoped to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, he declined. He later recorded a tape to promote his live shows.

Broza was married to Ruti, from whom he is divorced. He has three children. He lived in Cresskill, New Jersey, United States for 17 years. He resides in Tel Aviv and is a member of Kehilat Sinai, a Masorti (Conservative) synagogue.

Musical career

Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock and roll sound, David Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world. His music reflects a fusion of the three countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain and England.

More than singer/songwriter, David Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, David Broza has been working to promote a message of peace. The song’s lyrics, roughly translated as “Things Will Be Better” struck at the heart of the issue – that people all over the world want peace. Now with a string of multi-platinum albums behind him, David Broza still strives to hone this message.

In 2013, Broza began work on a new project – bringing together Israeli and Palestinian musicians for 8 days and nights to work side-by-side in an East Jerusalem recording studio. The thrilling result is the new documentary and companion album, East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, a collection of thirteen songs that blends cultures, languages and styles into a powerful statement about collaboration and coexistence. The album, produced by Steve Earle, features a stirring duet with Wyclef Jean.

David Broza’s aspirations for East Jerusalem West Jerusalem reflect the lessons learned during its unprecedented creation—and from a lifetime dedicated to peace and greater human understanding.

Broza continues to tour and record with music luminaries from around the globe. In 2007, a concert at Masada featured Broza with special guests Jackson Browne and Shawn Colvin. David Broza has appeared as a guest and shared the bill with Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and many more.

A powerful musician, passionate peace advocate and music industry innovator, David Broza awes and inspires audiences with his sincere message and musical allure.

Musical collaboration

In 1994, David Broza performed with Texan singer Townes Van Zandt during a Writers in the Round concert in Houston. When Van Zandt died three years later, he left Broza a shoe box full of unreleased poems and lyrics with a request that Broza set them to music. The result was Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt," which was released in 2010.

In 2007, David Broza performed at his annual Sunrise at Masada concert in Israel where Broza collaborated with Shawn Colvin and Jackson Browne. The concert was filmed as part of a PBS special and was released in 2014 on DVD and CD by Magenta Label Group.

In early 2013, Broza recorded sessions at Sabreen Studios in East Jerusalem with a band composed of both Israeli and Palestinian musicians, including Mira Awad, Shaa'nan Streett of Hadag Nahash, West Bank rap duo G-Town and Wyclef Jean. The resulting album, "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem," produced by Steve Earle and Steve Greenberg, was released in early 2014 on S-Curve Records.

Peace activism

An activist who is committed to several humanitarian causes, Broza was appointed a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. His song "Together" (co-written with Ramsey McLean) was the theme song for the UNICEF 50th anniversary celebration in more than 148 countries.

He toured the Middle East with Jordanian musician Hani Naser to promote peace through music. They were invited by the Israeli and Jordanian governments to perform in concert during the peace signing between the two countries.


  • The Long Road (Single) (English, 2016)
  • We Are All Alike (All Tears Are Alike) (Single) (Hebrew, 2016)
  • Andalusian Love Song (Hebrew, 2015)
  • East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem (English, 2014)
  • Third Language (Hebrew, 2011)
  • Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry Of Townes Van Zandt (English, 2010)
  • At Masada: The Sunrise Concert featuring Shawn Colvin & Jackson Browne (English, 2007)
  • Broza 5 (Live at Zappa Tel Aviv, 2007)
  • Things Will Be Better: The Best of David Broza (JMG, 2006)
  • Parking Completo (Spanish and Hebrew, 2006)
  • Hameitav (Best Of in Hebrew, 2004)
  • Parking Completo (Spanish, 2004)
  • Todo O Nada (Spanish version of All or Nothing, 2002)
  • All Or Nothing (Hebrew, 2002)
  • Painted Postcard (English & Hebrew, 2002)
  • Spanish Heart (English, 2001)
  • Isla Mujeres (The Women's Island), DRO East West/Warner Records Spain (Spanish, 2000)
  • Matchil Linshom (Starting to Breathe), Hed Artzi/RGB Records Gold (Hebrew, 1999)
  • Sodot Gdolim (Big Secrets), RGB Records (Hebrew, 1995)
  • Stone Door, RGB Records (English, 1994)
  • Second Stree, RGB Records (English, 1994)
  • Elements of Love, RGB Records (Hebrew, 1994)
  • Masada Live, RGB Records Platinum (Hebrew, 1994)
  • Time of Trains, RGB Records (English, 1993)
  • Neshika Gnuv (Stolen Kiss), NMC Music (Hebrew, 1992)
  • First Collection, NMC Music (Hebrew, 1990)
  • Away From Home, RGB Records (English, 1989)
  • Poets in New York (Poetas en Nueva York) (contributor, Federico García Lorca tribute album, 1986)
  • Broza, NMC Music (Hebrew, 1984)
  • Haisha Sheiti (The Woman By My Side), NMC Music Quadruple Platinum (Hebrew, 1983)
  • Klaf (ACE), NMC Music (Hebrew, 1981)
  • David Broza, NMC Music (Hebrew, 1979)
  • Hakeves Ha Shisha Asar (The Sixteenth Sheep), NMC Music (Hebrew, 1978)
  • Sikhot Salon (Small Talk), Phohokol (Hebrew, 1977)
  • References

    David Broza Wikipedia