Mustafa Khetty is a composer and song writer born in Sri Lanka and having lived in Ireland, UK, Middle East and Far East, each experience contributing to a rich and diverse palette of musical influence.His journey began early, exposed to Indian classical music and later on western classical, progressive rock and other genres. He started writing music at age 12 and scored the first sketches of a Rock/classical fusion concerto, toccata and fugue and other pieces by 15.
The new single, Requiem for New Zealand, was originally inspired by the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15th March 2019, when a terrorist attack left 51 innocent people murdered and 49 injured. Requiem for New Zealand is dedicated to victims of hate crime around the world.
Watch the Video to Mustafa Khetty’s “Requiem for New Zealand” here:
His music style ranges across different genres and fusion of both western and eastern styles and instruments merging soundscapes forming a tapestry of moods, emotions, rhythmic patterns and harmonic layers. Often described as world music, his creative spirit is free from rules, boundaries and parameters. A bohemian at heart, his music is a reflection of his travels, experiences and sonic expressions.
When asking Mustafa about what music means to him he told us:
Music is innate, it’s a language of feeling, sensory and cognitive connection. It’s a whole-body experience.