Mustapha Makhdoom is a South Asian Canadian singer and songwriter working out of Edmonton. He has launched four collections of his songs starting with ‘Opening Doors’. Mustapha combines the poetic and musical traditions of Sindhi and Urdu into his lyrics and tunes. His most recent album titled ‘With You’ explores classic folk music. He has toured across Canada, Pakistan, USA, France, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates. While Mustapha admits reverence to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Muse, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Jack White and Paco de Lucia, the pivotal musical influence for him may have been his own father, a ‘hobby’ singer of revolutionary poetry who has an amazing voice and an undying passion for singing.
At the June 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Mustapha will be the Featured Performer. More about the event is here:
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.