Mohammad GOMAR

Mohammad GOMAR Iraki, born in Diala (Irak), he received his diploma of musicology from the University of Baghdad.For the past few years, he settled in Utrecht (Netherlands). Considered as the successor to the greats, and reveals his mastery of the jza, a very difficult instrument to play. The jza is a spiked fiddle, which has four strings played by a bow. The body is made from half a coconut, which its name come from (jza means nut in dialect). The instrument has an acid and nasal sound that is inimitable in the maqm, and helps the singer to always find his voice in the mode.