Stories From Home - Ahmed Moneka

Every week, we ask a different local artist to provide their unique perspective on the pandemic experience from a musician’s point of view. Through words, video and music, each musician will share their story, along with an audio or video sample of a recent project, and a link to purchase their music so that you can support their work.

This week, in our first Stories From Home video entry, singer, multi-instrumentalist and actor Ahmed Moneka talks about learning new technology, embarking on new recording projects, and diving into a new genre (spoiler: music theatre!).

Support Ahmed by purchasing music by his band Moskitto Bar from Bandcamp: https://moskittobarto.bandcamp.com/album/moskitto-bar

Here is "Dingy Do", recorded during the pandemic. About this song, Ahmed writes: "After 3 years of separation with my brothers and the rest of the family, I wrote this song with my little brother Mahmod Moneka when we reunited in Turkey. Long story short I was forced to stay in Canada to save my life, my brothers went to Austria and my parents and sisters are in Turkey after fleeing from the militia in Iraq, the place where we were all born and became well-known artists. I composed the song with really incredible musicians in Toronto Including Demetrios Petsalakis, Fethi Nadjem, Max Senitt, Waleed Abdul Hamid, Ernie Tollar and Majd Sekkar."

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