Blue Pie is pleased to announce the arrival of "Castro" AKA Mahmoud Salha. Passion is the only word that can describe the relationship between Castro and music.
Music is the only thing that he dreams of with new ideas flowing through his mind day after day. Castro has many talents but music is the only thing that exists so deep inside of him that it defines him. Castro Salha was born in Gaza City he is the fifth of six brothers and sisters and his passionate love for music seeps from deep inside his soul. In his youth his father dreamed of becoming a violinist and his mother has a sweet voice that she used to sing for him when he was a little, Castro is a result of their talents, wishes and dreams to be involved in the world of music. He began as a singer, developing his strong and beautiful voice; however, he knew from the very beginning that he wanted to be a music composer. He taught himself how to play piano so that he could bring his compositions to life.
Many people ask Castro believes music is a language that can be used to describe feelings. Music is not just any language but the mother of all languages. It is a free language that transcends barriers and he speaks in its own way. Castro is constantly absorbing and analysing the world around him, and he writes his stories and articles using the language of music. Castro’s personality and musical talent combine to form his musical style, NEW WORLD MUSIC. It is a musical style that gathers musicians from different ethnic’s backgrounds, different cultures, and different countries, the secret about it that these talented musicians have different backgrounds and they play different styles including Blues, Jazz, Gypsy, etc., but all of them share the same feeling about Castro’s music, and each one expresses their feeling in their own unique way.
In 2009, Castro’s first album, ‘Remember Me’, was released. Castro’s career is taking off. He has only just started yet still has more and more musical ideas and he still searching for new musicians to materialize his musical ideas. The next album will be released in December 2010. It will have new compositions and new way of arrangements keeping his sound signature as is.
In 2010 Castro signed a global distribution and publishing agreement with leading Australian indie powerhouse "Blue Pie" www.bluepie.com.au. The first release from Castro on Blue Pie is his album "Remember Me" which is out now and available at all leading digital retailers on the planet. For more information on Castro you can visit his www.myspace.com/msalha