“I am impressed by the group of musicians and artists who are involved in this special and inspiring project. I look forward to seeing it develop and happy to assist in any way”.
David Broza, the internationally acclaimed Israeli singer & songwriter, peace activist, and founder of the One Million Guitars not-for-profit musical education initiative is a major artist supporting the What About Us musical.
David’s high-octane performances span a fusion of influences from the 3 countries he was raised in Israel, Spain, and England. He is also an accomplished painter and by 15 he was selling his art in the Rastro, Madrid’s Sunday flea market. Following high school, and while serving in the Israel Defense Forces, he began playing guitar in cafes to earn extra money. And so, his lifelong music career was born. His first hit came in 1977, Yihye Tov, (roughly translated as “Things will be better”). The song struck home to many young people from across the world, and since that time David has worked tirelessly for peace while writing and performing a string of award-winning multi-platinum albums.
Born in Haifa, Israel, David had an early introduction to the complexity of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. His grandfather, Wellesley Aron, co-founded the Arab–Israeli peace settlement Neve Shalom – Wāħat as-Salām (The Oasis of Peace). The initiative was established by Israeli Jews and Arabs in an attempt to show that the two peoples can live side by side peacefully, as well as to conduct educational work for peace, equality, and understanding between the two peoples. The village is located on one of the two Latrun hilltops overlooking the Ayalon Valley and lies midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
David is also the founder of One Million Guitars, a not-for-profit foundation on a mission to improve and impact the lives of millions of children across the globe.