Mu'ataz Al-Bayati
معتز البياتي


Mu'ataz Al-Bayati was born in Iraq in 1940. He studied at the Music Insitute in Baghdad under Jamil Bashir, Ghanim Haddad and Salman Shukur, continuing the tradition of Şerif Muhiddin Targan. He also obtained a degree in Islamic law and Arabic literature in 1977. He went on to become an instructor at the Music Institute, but also taught for a while at the Bahrain Music Institute. Mu'ataz Al-Bayati is a member of the Iraqi Artists Association and in 1998 he received an award from the Ministry of Culture and Information for his musical accomplishments. He still lives in Iraq.


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