Israeli superstar David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world. He has become a good friend of Kivunim in the past year and has made himself available to help us advance our work in whatever way he can. His new and quite powerful film, East Jerusalem West Jerusalem will be available for viewing at the conference.

His charismatic and energetic performances have brought to worldwide audiences, a fusion of three different countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain, and England, filling concert halls with famous guitar playing, ranging from flamenco-flavored rhythmic and percussive techniques, to whirlwind finger picking, to a signature rock’n’roll sound.

Broza unites the three worlds by utilizing his ability to take on the troubadour tradition, up to now, featuring lyrics of the worlds’ greatest poets.

More than a singer/songwriter, 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”. Since that time, Broza has released over 30 albums in Hebrew, English and Spanish, many of which have become gold and platinum albums.

In the year 2006 David Broza received the “In Search for Common Ground” award along with Palestinian musician/composer Said Murad, and in 2009 the Spanish King, Juan Carlos I, decorated him with the Spanish Royal Medal of Honor for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations, and his dedication to promotion of tolerance and conflict resolution.

Among his recent releases, Broza dedicated an album to the unpublished poetry of US singer songwriter, Townes Van Zandt, called “Night Dawn”. Broza also published his first completely self-written and composed Hebrew album titled “Third Language”.

2014 saw the release of one of the most challenging albums in Broza’s long career – an album recorded in its entirety in the Palestinian Sabreen Studio in East Jerusalem, with the help of American multi-Grammy Award Winner, singer-songwriter Steve Earle as producer. The collaborative work of the Israeli and Palestinian musicians, sound engineers, camera men, chefs and many others who came to assist and be part of the eight days and nights, produced a beautiful, intimate and special album and documentary ” East Jerusalem West Jerusalem”. Throughout 2015, Broza has been touring and promoting this latest work.