Ahmed Bukhatir is a name synonymous today with any lover of music, especially the ‘acapella’ style of singing. A singer, par excellence, with over 10 million fans that span across 5 continents, truly an artiste who proves that ‘music is a universal language’. He has sung in 3 different languages at this point, English, Arabic and French, He looks forward to be able to get his message across in as many languages as possible, as he quotes, ‘we should be able to surpass the barrier of languages and communicate in whatever medium possible as the more the world seems to get closer, the more far apart, we as human beings are growing’. Ahmed Bukhatir hails from the United Arab Emirates and was born in 1975 to one of the biggest business families. Ahmed Bukhatir has played many diverse roles at a very young age; he currently serves as a Senator for the Sharjah government. When he was asked to serve, he dutifully stepped up to perform his civic duties.
Ahmed’s songs have been about, character, values, relationships, about how one should go about trying to be a good human being and value whatever he or she has been given by God before it is taken away. To cite a few examples of the messages in his songs, his song, ‘Ya Bunaya’, gives one a look into the relationship between a father and son, ‘Ummi’ gives one a glimpse into the relationship of a mother and child, he is one of the few artistes in the world that has highlighted how important the relationship of a wife and husband is in his song ‘Zawjati’, his song ‘last breath’ is a reminder of how fragile and unpredictable life is.
Ahmed Bukhatir is one of the few artistes whose every album has made waves upon its release. Be it his commercially successful and critically acclaimed album, “Entasaf Al-Lail” which became the bestselling album in UAE and GCC countries or his “Al Quds Tunadeena”, “Fartaqi”, “Samtan”, were all major bestsellers. His album “Da’ni”, sold hundreds of thousands of copies across the globe and encompassed English songs along with the Arabic. In 2007, he released his album “Hasanat” which topped Virgin Top 10 Chart across the Middle East for 7 weeks. His latest release, ‘Moments with Allah’, had yet again proven to be a huge success with the international audience and achieved another mile stone, for he was the first singer from the GCC to sing a song in French called ‘Pourquoi les hommes pleurent’, which has been a rage amongst the French audience.
An International artiste in the true sense, he wishes to use music as a platform to get the message of peace across the globe. He is currently also championing the cause of child hunger and wishes to support the United Nations, World Food Program, in bettering the excellent job they are already doing.
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