A composer who enjoys breaking cultural boundaries through music, Nawaf Gheraibah is a musician whose music is an expression of his rich multicultural heritage. A postgraduate student from the University of Southampton, UK. Gheraibah completed his degree in composition, and is currently employed at the Higher Institute of Musical Arts, Kuwait.
Spending most of his time traveling between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Gheraibah enjoys exploring independent and traditional forms of music. Primarily Gheraibah learned to play the piano and guitar; though through his travels, he also picked up and learned the Tabla (or Indian drums) the Indian Sitar, the Arabian lute (oud), the Indian flute, the African Kora, the contemporary Hangdrum and the Aboriginal digireedo.
Gheraibah believes music is not confined to one form. Instead, he finds that blending the music of many cultures produces a rich harmonious sound. Experimenting with different cultural sounds, Gheraibah enjoys combining different musical traditions in order to find new forms of music within the fusion of diversely different cultures.
He especially enjoys ethnic tribal instruments; such as the primitive bamboo flute, or the harmonic African Kora, which he believes contain a raw human dimension to them: “A human touch which is lacking in todays digital music age.”
A spiritual person by nature, Gheraibah finds music to be a form of enlightenment; a source of relaxation: a deep meditation. Music connects to the human soul like no other form of art, it is a deep expression of human emotion. Gheraibah believes music should be cherished and valued as one of the most ancients of human arts. An art he believes is slowly dying away with the modern media: “Music has lost all expression of human emotion, and is instead mass manufactured and void of any significant thought.”
In the end, Nawaf hopes his music would influence people to explore the many historical sounds humans have created through their journey on this earth. Gheraibah hopes that people would appreciate the many forms of spiritual and emotional expression one can portray through sound. The raw human emotion and connection to music, as well the power music has over the human psyche, is one of the most beautiful mysteries of life.
“Music has lost all expression of human emotion, and is instead mass manufactured and void of any significant thought.”
“Music connects to the human soul like no other form of art.”