Mustafa Khetty's Touching Musical Tribute Praised By New Zealand Prime Minister
"Thank you so much for your email. We appreciate your kind words and the composition you have made to commemorate the tragedy of March 15th 2019." - Office of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern NZ
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Mustafa Khetty is a composer and song writer with little formal musical training but remarkable talent. Born in Sri Lanka, having lived in Ireland, UK, Middle East and Far East, with each experience contributing to a rich and diverse palette of musical influence. His journey began early exposed to Indian classical music and later on western classical, progressive rock and other genres. He started writing music at the age of 12 and scored the first sketches of a Rock/Classical fusion concerto, toccata and fugue and other pieces by 15.
The new single, Requiem for New Zealand, was originally inspired by the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15th March 2019, when a terrorist attack left 51 innocent people murdered and 49 injured. Requiem for New Zealand is dedicated to victims of hate crime around the world.
By the end of 2017, it was a full circle return to his first passion after nearly 36 year as a successful Wall Street trader, investor and IT entrepreneur. His music style ranges across different genres and fusion of both western and eastern styles and instruments merging soundscapes forming a tapestry of moods, emotions, rhythmic patterns and harmonic layers. Often described as world music, his creative spirit is free from rules. A bohemian at heart, his music and acoustic expressions are a reflection of his travels, life experiences and observations.
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March 13, 2020 8:19am ET by Quite Great