Raef Hajjaj was born on August 8, 1982. He is an American singer. He said: “I decided to switch careers from a software Engineer to a high school teacher because I wanted to help others in a more direct way. Raef Hajjaj taught computer programming in Montgomery County Public Schools.
While Teaching he has lots of Time to Focus on Songwriting. He often performed at local Places, Like Coffee Shops, Metro Stations, etc. Reef Hajjaj was introduced to the national stage after his trio rock-band “Great Seneca” toured the United States of America as part of the “Voices for Change” initiative. He also Joined a Band of Travelling Musicians Named “Poetic Vision Tour”. He also did several Muslim-themed covers of popular mainstream songs, attracting young listeners wanting a modern take on religious music. Raef Signed his First Contract with Awakening Records and Released his Debut Album in 2014. The name of his very first album was “The Path”.
Raef Success in Indonesia
While promoting his First Album “The Path”, Raef has made several trips to Indonesia in order to Promote his Music. He also performs at live Concerts in Indonesia. Appearing on Indonesian national television and invited by mayor Ridwan Kamil to perform at the Bandung Conference brought Raef and his music to millions of Indonesians. Raef Hajjaj was also a Host of Special Ramadan Transmission Series of 30 Episodes. The TV Series was aired on Kompas TV (later Trans7) across Indonesia and TV Alhijrah in Malaysia. Raef was Awarded “Platinum Award” for records sales of his music in Indonesia.
“We Are Home” – a music video project
Using Detroit-based crowdfunding platform LaunchGood, over $22,000 via online donations were raised to fund the Music Video for “Home”, directed by Los-Angeles based director, Lena Khan. The video shows Raef walking through American history observing contributions made by various immigrants to the United States. The video also features contributions made by Native Americans.
- D’MASIV with Raef (2016)
- The Path (2014)
- Mercy (2019)
- Balaghal Ula (2019)
- Awakening Live at the London Apollo (2014)
- Singles & Duets (2015)
- The Best of Islamic Music Vol. 1 (2012)
- The Best of Islamic Music Vol. 2 (2013)
- Loving the Beloved (PBUH) – Best of Islamic Music, Vol. 3 (2016)
- Fi Hubbil Habib – Best of Islamic Music, Vol. 3 (Arabic Version)
- Best Of Islamic Music, Vol. 4 (2019)