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Amir Awan is a British composer/singer/song writer who was born on 28th October 1982 in North London, England. He was born into a professional, practicing, Muslim family, and thus Islam has always been an integral part of his life. At an early age, he spent several years at Safar Academy being trained in the art of Qur'anic recitation (Tajweed). After graduating, he was invited to take up a post teaching Tajweed at the Academy. Amir then went on to read a Mathematics degree at University College London (UCL), during which time he began reciting Qur'an at opening ceremonies of various Islamic functions across the UK.
With a vision of sharing his love for Islam with Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and for correcting the stereotypical image of Islam perpetuated in the media, he embarked upon his own spiritual quest, seeking to use his lyrical and vocal ability to share his passion in a creative, fun and contemporary way.
His music which focuses upon spiritual reflection, political issues, and meaning in a confusing world, provides young Muslims with an alternative to the current following of empty and soul-less pop and rap which focus primarily on lust, materialism, violence, drugs, money, gangsterism etc..
Amir has also studied at some of UK's most distinguished vocal colleges including the Institute of Contemporary Music and Performance (ICMP), where he developed his style and enhanced his flair of singing.