Bruno AR

Music is an important part of my cultural identity as a Malagasy. At the age of eleven I began to experiment with a variety of musical instruments, both traditional and non-traditional, in my homeland of Madagascar.  I now play a variety of musical instruments, mostly acoustic guitar, but also dabble in electric guitar, keyboard, flute, harmonica, and Malagasy percussion. My greatest enjoyment is to compose melodies and to sing in complex vocal harmonies.

My musical compositions  have been influenced  by the traditional music of the Malagasy of African descent, and of Austronesian / Polynesian descent. My music  therefore depicts a unique combination of African-Polynesian blends, mixed with influences from  some of my favourite  folk singers such as Mahaleo, Stan RogersLeonard CohenGeorge Moustaki, Yves Duteil,  Maxime Le ForestierYusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens), James Taylor, Roger Whittaker and Simon and Garfunkel.

As an advocate of Universal Peace, my ultimate goal is to contribute, through  music and education, to the betterment of humanity.  I have written a few of my own lyrics, but for the most part  have chosen to sing the Baha'i Holy Writings and Prayers  in diverse languages and melodies with deepest wishes to inspire the hearts.

I have had the wonderful opportunity to perform for diverse gatherings locally and internationally, to name a few: Pan African Peace Concert "Peace for Africa" ( Nairobi, Kenya) , various coffee-houses in the Yukon and Victoria, BC,  Black History concerts and multicultural community events  in Ottawa, Ontario, and  Baha'i Feasts and Holy Days in a number of Canadian cities and towns.

Personal Information:

Artist Name: Bruno AR

Birth NameBruno Alain Randimbiarison

Country of Birth: France

Country of Origin: Madagascar

Country of Residence: Canada

Dreams and AspirationsUniversal peace and world unity through divine education