Marouf Majidi was born in Sanandaj, a small city in Iran, from a Kurdish father and a Turkish speaking mom. He grew up in a Persian, Iranian society, and his mother was a lament singer, so music and singing were always present in their daily life – in one way or another.
Tanbour music became the love of his life immediately after their ways crossed each other, and it’s still his biggest inspiration in composing and making music. Through tanbour Marouf found Persian classical music and tar which led him into playing all kinds of long-neck instruments, such as dotar, setar and guitars.
Later on he moved to Turkey and studied Turkish folk music. After that life took Marouf to Finland where he studied Finnish folk music and my got his Master’s Degree in global music from Sibelius Academy. Living and visiting different parts of the globe has given him a great passion to collaborate with musicians from different backgrounds, from Folk to Afro American and from Flamenco to South American music.
Since then, Marouf has been working as a composer, band leader, singer and a musician in various different fields with, dancers, theatre artists, performance artist and musicians.