Music Arabic

Still singing Chi Nhar on replay? Meet the musician behind it!

21 Aug 2019


You’ve met him at our latest artist meet up last week.

You fell in love and memorized the lyrics to his debut single, Chi Nhar. 

Now, it’s time to meet the man known as Zef!

How long have you been in the music scene?
It’s been 9 years since I first started playing the guitar and 5 years since I actively made music a career.

How did you start?
I started busking on the sidewalks of Byblos’s old souks, simply as a street performer; people used to throw me money in my guitar case as I performed. This experience introduced me to contacts such as producers, pub owners, musicians and others and that’s when my musical career began.

What have you studied? And do you work in it?
I have a master’s degree in visual communication and advertising. I worked for  2 years as an art director but then decided to quit for music. That’s what I really want to do, I know it for a fact… Yet, I still do designs for my music artworks, videos, marketing plans, etc.

What do you think of the music scene in Lebanon?
Beside the Dark Techno scene that’s been trending all over the world and extremely in Lebanon, I think the country has a lot of potential and talents that are, unfortunately, unable to pave their way strongly because they are simply not incorporating their mother tongue in their music nor are they including the root of their culture in their music!

If you could be one instrument, what would it be?
I would definitely be the bass. It’s the core and foundation of all music!

Who are the musicians that inspire you?
One musician who inspires me daily is Chris Martin, a genius songwriter. He’s constantly surprising me with new tunes that I discover every day from Coldplay; rare are the people who know those songs, but they are extremely magical.

Describe yourself in one word.

What are your future plans?
After my first release, I will release another music video.  Then, I plan on producing an album that i’ll be touring the Middle East to promote. 


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