Kamil Shajrawi
كميل شجراوي
/כמיל שג'ראוי


Kamil Shajrawi was born in Nazareth, Israel in 1962 into a Palestinian family. He began singing at the age of five, performing for Umm Kulthum and Abdel Halim Hafez, and two years later he took up the oud. When he was nine he won a scholarship to study classical violin at the Haifa Conservatory. He also obtained a further scholarship enabling him to travel to the United States to study performing arts at California State University, and he remained in the country for more than ten years, teaching oud and violin and accompanying numerous Arab artists. He also holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he currently teaches oud and violin. He also teaches at the Arab Academic College for Education and gives private lessons, as well as touring as a freelance performer.

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