1963 Adnan Karim was born in one of Kurdistan`s oil rich and ancient towns
Kirkuk, which is situated in the Kurdistan quarter of Iraq.
He came from a poor family but they did everything to ensure that their
children had a good education and a tolerable existence.
Parties Arabisation efforts under the rule of Iraqi Dictator Saddam
Hussein, forced him and his family to flee to one of the cradles of
Adnan continued his educational path in Sulaimani and graduated as an
Adnan grew up with his family in an environment rich with culture, so in
his early teenage years his love
traditional music and story telling was deep. The popular established
travelling bands, with their excellent musicianship and brilliant singing
voice of folksongs and ballads performed at private and public concerts,
left a deep influence on him and helped ignite his musical talent.
first public performance as a musical artist goes back to 1979. For him,
it signified the discovery of his musical talent, which later carried him
into the limelight and popularised his music not only with Kurds but with
other music lovers.
Kurds love his music because in his music they
an authenticity to traditional Kurdish tones. It’s
well attuned instrumental sound which gives the audiences a genuine
feeling of a deep, melancholic life. His music is appreciated across
His voice is soft and deep, accompanied by oriental instruments, which
have their roots embedded
in Kurdish tradition leads listener to spiritual enrichment.
chemical weapons attack, resulting in the murder of many Kurdish
civilians, Adnan Karim escaped to Sweden in 1992 to live a free life. At
the same time Adnan continued with his music and artistic activities.
During his time in Sweden he enrolled in many courses, such as the playing
methods, To deepen of his understanding and skills in order to develop his
Adnan Karim first and foremost uses Kurdish classical poetry which
stretches back to the 17th
century, such as the
much-loved and well known poets like: MEWLEWI, MAHWI, NALI, SALIM
etc. He sings in different Kurdish dialects with an excellent prosody
(patterns of sound and beats in poetry) so that every one who listens to
him can be caught up in provincial feeling, the listeners accepts him as
one of their local singers. He prefers to sing accompany by different
instruments with different sounds. He composes his own music and often
plays the instruments himself.
Adnan Karim has up to now taken part in many cultural and international
concerts. In the year 2000, Adnan together with a few musician had a much
talked about and successful concert in the famous concert hall in
He also preformed with
Living Fire Ensemble
in Gothenburg 02.12.06 and in Stockholm 02.12.07…..
His sounds are released on CD or a Cassettes and it has the following
Birtan ekem-Raz-,Lawiki Helebce(longing
after your secret).Cassette
Shewi Yelda, ( the
long night)CD 1996.
Shiney ba (the
whisper of the wind)CD 2002.
Live in concert 2002Stockholm (living fire ensemble)
Tavgei Ishq CD 2005.
Am Shaw CD 2006
Wefaiy CD 2010.
Xatwn CD 2011.
Badey Gulreng CD 2012.