The late great master Munir Basheer played a major role in his musical formation. Under his direction and the supervision of artist Nasser Shamma, Waseem Faris has participated as the jozeh player in the group Al Baiyariq. He also worked as a violinist in the Iraqi Symphonic Group.
Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1970
Education and Qualification
My aim, through the development of this instrument with all its specifications, was to create the Josseem family and to include a number of variable instruments, similar to the family of the violin which includes: the Violin, Viola, Cello and Contrabass. Hopefully, the importance of this beautiful instrument will be more acknowledged over time and bring added value.
The Development of Jozzeh Instrument
My attempt to develop the Iraqi instrument (Jozzeh) was after the examination of the well-known instrument that is always represented in the Iraqi playing and singing, in addition to my belief in the importance of the cultural development and the enhancement of all it’s aspects that contribute to this development. Moreover, this instrument represents the cultural expansion that grew from the roots of the Iraqi history. This attempt of development was based upon modern specifications that assist the player, composer and singer.