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Kurdish Shakira says Kurdistan needs us to sing in mother language ‎ 6.6.2012 

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Famous Kurdish singer Dashni Murad or "Shakira of Kurdistan" a Kurdish artist from Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan region of Iraq, living in Holland. Photo: Getty Images. See Related Links
June 6, 2012

AMSTERDAM, — Kurdish Dutch singer Dashni Murad said she aspires to sing a duet with international artist Shakira, adding that Kurdistan needs artists to sing in their mother language.

Murad, who is visiting the Kurdistan Region where she is preparing a dramatic television program, said in an interview published by Dutch newspaper POPnl that she is seeking to show a different style in a conservative society.

Many Dutch artists consider Dashni's style to be similar to that of Shakira, which has earned her the nickname "the Kurdish Shakira". But Murad to perform dances that fit Kurdish songs,
www.ekurd.net which vary in rhythms from western music. This makes the dances somehow difficult.

Murad, 26, said: "I want to sing in Kurdish language, my mother tongue, although I speak Dutch and English very well.

"I think that Kurdistan needs us to sing in our mother language, and it is also a great honor for me to represent the Netherlands in the European Song Contest."

Murad admires Shakira and also aspires to cooperate with Dutch artist Marco Busaco. She listens to Mozart and Chopin and is also fond of Kurdish music.

Murad aspires to succeed in her experience in singing in English and in working in Kurdistan as well.

The singer left the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Sulaimaniyah city, in the mid 1990s with her family when she was eight years old. The family settled in the Netherlands.

By Adnan Abu Zaid

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