Suad Bushnaq

About me

Toronto, Canada

Hailed as an 'incredible artist' by the legendary Hans Zimmer, Suad is a musically multilingual Arab-Canadian composer of Bosnian, Syrian, and Palestinian heritage whose music has been described as 'reflective and touching' (BBC The Arts Hour). She was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) for her piece 'The Road to Jenin', and won a Global Music Awards Silver Medal. She is currently a composer in residence at the prestigious Canadian Film Centre. Suad composed film scores that earned critical acclaim for a number of award-winning filmmakers with screenings at the Dubai, Beverly Hills, Hot Docs, & Edinburgh International Film Festivals to name a few. Her orchestral music has been performed by the Vermont Symphony (USA), the Vergara Symphony (Basque/Spain), the Lüneburg Orchestra (Germany), the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings (USA), and the Syrian Expat Philharmonic at Konzerthaus Berlin, Elbphilharmonie, & the BOZAR with the National Orchestra of Belgium.

Cultural background

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jordan
  • Palestine, State of
  • Syrian Arab Republic

Project Music

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 3.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 2.

Born Today
  • 323 votes
  • Creativity Award

What emotions go through a migrant’s heart as they realize they are alone, far away from home? The amount of courage it takes to open their heart to a new life, find new love is unfathomable, yet it's possible when strangers extend a hand amidst the affliction of having lost everything. They are Born Today, on the day they face their new life with new fears and dreams. This song is a cry for help that is full of hope and trust in the human spirit of love, compassion and empathy.

  • African
  • Arabic
  • Flamenco
  • Fusion
  • Instrumental
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Bouzouki
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Castanets
  • Duff
  • Finger cymbals
  • Percussion
  • Tambourine
  • Bagpipe
  • Clarinet
  • Horn
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Canada
  • Congo
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Syrian Arab Republic