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Hama Jaza

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Hama Jaza

Hama Jaza (1949–2010) was a famous Kurdish singer and lyricist from Iraqi Kurdistan. He became famous in the 1970s for his patriotic songs that supported the Kurdish resistance, and fought as a peshmerga. He continued his activity as both fighter and artist before emigrating with his family to Denmark, where he continued singing. He performed in several European countries, Canada, and the USA, and returned to his homeland in 1991.

Articles by Hama Jaza

Sudden Sorrow
By Hama Jaza
Oh, how tired, how exhausted I am from the day’s sorrowsI am so weary of my body with the sudden sorrows of the nightThere is not a night I don’t dream of punishments and executionsThere is…
Translated from Kurdish by Hakar Dlshad
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