Inspired by the anthems of the great film composers and the natural beauty of his homeland, Jordanian American composer and pianist, ZADE (pronounced ZADE as in “made”) creates epic cinematic music that unites and inspires people of all cultures. While the Washington Post called ZADE a "gorgeous pianist/composer/ hunk," The Washington Times recognized ZADE as "Jordan’s leading Cultural Ambassador (who) dedicates his music to building bridges of peace and tolerance."
“ZADE – One Night in Jordan: A Concert For Peace is a message of peace from our Jordanian family to the world sent from the heart of our ancient land,” explains ZADE who adds, “It represents our commitment and yearning for a final reconciliation in the Middle East and is dedicated to His Majesty the late King Hussein of Jordan who worked his entire life to make peace in the Middle East.”
America’s love affair with the Jordanian composer began in the wake of September 11th when ZADE began a humble grassroots effort to create a better understanding of his culture in the West. Feeling that “terrorists have hijacked my religion,” he toured non-stop from 2001 until 2005, performing an average of 200 nights a year at churches, synagogues, schools, community centers and homes and using his music to launch an ongoing dialogue to combat world polarization.
In his continued pursuit of cross-cultural understanding, ZADE launched "The ZADE Foundation for International Peace and Understanding." The non profit organization is aimed at helping young musicians share with the world a deeper understanding of their culture by offering them a unique opportunity to expand their roles from musicians to proactive peace builders and future community leaders. Surmised ZADE, “Whether working with students from war torn regions in the Middle East, or from America and Europe, the findings are always the same: we all share the same dream of living in peace, providing a safe environment built on justice and mutual...