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Suhail Khoury

Influential musician, educator, and cultural ambassador for Palestinian music.

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Date of Birth:

1963

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Jerusalem, Palestine

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Why Featured?

Suhail Khoury's leadership in music education, his creative compositions, and his efforts in preserving and developing Palestinian musical heritage make him a key figure in Palestinian culture and history.

Brief bio

Khoury is the general manager of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music and a celebrated composer. His works often reflect his personal experiences and his deep connection with Palestinian culture, and he has been instrumental in the development of music in Palestine.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Born in Jerusalem, Palestine (1963)

  • Studied music at the University of Iowa

  • Imprisonment for producing music (1988)

  • General Manager of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music

  • Produced notable musical works like 'Merah' (1987), 'Marj Ben Ammer' (1989), 'Ashika' (1995), and 'Al Fawanees wal Quds Ba’d Muntasaf Al Layl' (2009).

  • Promotion of Music Education: Played a pivotal role in the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music...See More

  • Composition of Influential Music: Created music that is deeply connected with Palestinian culture and experiences...See More

  • Cultural Preservation: Contributed to the preservation and development of Arabic music.

  • Building International Recognition: Helped gain international acclaim for Palestinian music through various festivals and events.

  • Nurturing Young Talent: Facilitated music education for Palestinian children and youth, promoting new generations of musicians.

Date of Last Update: 
December 14, 2023

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