Dawood Sarkhosh

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Dawood Sarkhosh
داوود سرخوش
Daud Sarkhush.jpg
Dawood Sarkhosh
Background information
Birth nameMuhammad Dawood
Also known asDawood
Born (1971-04-26) 26 April 1971 (age 48)
Urozgan, (now in Daykundi)
GenresPop, Folk
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician and composer
InstrumentsDambura, Keyboard, Harmonium and vocals
Years active1995 - present

Dawood Sarkhosh (also spelled as Daud Sarkhosh (Dari-Persian: داوود سرخوش) born 26 April 1971 in Urozgan, Afghanistan) is a singer, musician and poet. He belongs to the Hazara people which is the third largest ethnic group in Afghanistan.

Early life[edit]

Sarkhosh's inspiration was his older brother Sarwar Sarkhosh, a nationalist and legendary musician of his times who was killed during the civil war.[1] Sarkhosh learned playing dambura and singing from him at the age of seventeen. After the death of his brother Sarkhosh migrated to Pakistan first to Peshawar city then moved to Quetta.[2]


Sarkhosh revived his skills by singing and composing songs inspired by a sense of nationalism and suffering in exile, he didn't sing for commercial gain, but out of nostalgia and to convey the feelings about refugee life as experienced by refugees of Afghanistan dispersed throughout the world. They went to his concerts in their thousands, marking Sarkhosh's rise as a singer.[citation needed] It was in Quetta that he mastered the harmonium under the Pakistani composer Arbab Ali Khan.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Dawood Sarkhosh is married to Kubra Nekzad Sarkhosh with three kids named; Saboor, Zulfiqar and Yasir, they live and work in Austria now.[2]


  • 1998: Sarzamin-e-Man (My Homeland, Dari: سرزمین من‎).
  • 2000: Parijo (Fairy, Dari: پری جو‎).
  • 2004: Sapid-o-Siah (Black and White, Dari: سپید و سیاه‎).
  • 2005: Khana-e-Gilli (Mud House, Dari: خانه گلی‎).
  • 2007: Oslo Concert
  • 2008: Maryam (Maryam a girl's name, Dari: مریم‎).
  • 2010: Bazi (Game/play, Dari: بازی‎).[3][4]
  • 2016: Jang-o-jonoon (War and madness, war and incenity, Dari: جنگ و جنون‎) released by Sarkhosh Music inc Canada.
  • 2016: concert in the capital cities of Australia.
  • Desember 2017 concert in the capital cities of Canada
  • 2019: concert in Finland, Austria, Sweedan.
  • 2019: Man o To, (Me and You, Dari: من و تو‎).
  • 2019: concert in the capital cities of Australia and Newzealand.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "زندگینامه زنده یاد شهید سرور سرخوش – شهید سرور سرخوش". www.sarwarsarkhosh.com (in Persian).
  2. ^ a b c "Biography of Dawood Sarkhosh". Sarkhosh's Official Site. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "Dawood Sarkhosh's Albums". Afghan 123 (Afghan Music Portal). Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Albums". Dawood Sarkhosh's Official Site. Retrieved April 30, 2012.

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