Born in Kuwait in 1963 to an Iraqi family.
Very early his interest goes not only to the musical colors of his native region, but also to the contemporary western music.
He arrives in Paris in 1980 and studies music theory at Ecole Nationale de Musique and improvisation at The American School of Modern Music.
He gives his first concerts in duet and trio as a jazz guitarist.
Some years after he rediscover the Oud and oriental singing as he goes back to his roots and forms several groups, in France "Pêcheurs de perles", in Greece "Roubayyat", in India and Turkey "Hawa", in Spain "Andalusian wind", in Israel-Palestine "Jalajil". All with local and international musicians.