Bashir is a woodwind musician mostly focusing on the Ney, the Middle Eastern reed flute. He has been performing across the world for the past 20 years, and has collaborated with numerous international musicians and projects. Although he’s been active in different musical scenes his main focus is Maqam music.
Bashir studies and performs early twentieth century Arabic and Turkish (Ottoman) music preciously kept through early recordings. He focuses on playing Ney styles that have today mostly disappeared.
Bashir is currently a Lecturer in Religion and Politics at the University of Stirling in Scotland. His teaching and research interests cross between political anthropology and social theory.