Miço Kendeş was born into a Kurdish family from the north of Syria, on the Turkish border (Kobane). He likes to say that he learned to sing at the same time as he learned to speak. He was receptive from a very young age to all forms of music, drinking in the tales, songs and sagas told and sung during evenings in the family home by a singer-storyteller – a bard, as he would have been called in another time and place. These stories – most of them sagas – forged his imagination.
His grandmother also sang never-ending tales of fantasy, teaching him everything that makes up the oral tradition of the Kurds of that region. Even at primary school, he seized on any opportunity to sing (singing contests, local festivals, etc.) in Arabic or Kurd, depending on the circumstances.
He took advantage of a move to Aleppo to attend school to study music in greater depth, mainly through private lessons with confirmed musicians. He took part in numerous kinds of musical activity, singing solo in a choir, holding musical gatherings at university and publishing articles on music.