Munir Bashir was born in Mosul, situated in northern Iraq. According to different references he was born between 1928 and 1930 and he died September 28, 1997. Munir Bashir was one of the most famous musicians in the Middle East during the 20th century and was considered to be the supreme master of the Arab maqamat scale system.
In the long history of the oud / ud, Munir Bashir is one of the most important players. His style noticeably differs from other oud-players