A Cat’s Attic: Peace Train Tour is Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ first ever tour of South Africa. In attendance of the first show, at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, was Ingrid Schoeman, a survivor of drug resistant TB who, in conjunction with TB Proof, has dedicated considerable time and energy to fighting the stigma that
The stillness of a serene Johannesburg evening was well and truly shattered when Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ Peace Train steamed into town. The lights and glamour of his theatrical production transported a slice of London’s West End directly into the calm African night and the sounds and songs that defined an era of hope rang
It’s late in the evening just south of the Thames and Kwame Yeboah is steering Eric Appapoulay and Glen Scott through songs from Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ prolific back catalogue. The hi-hats mark the pace as the bass and guitar drive through the familiar musical patterns that are ingrained in the hearts of fans the
The Laughing Apple has now been released and promises to be a fantastic and significant addition to a body of work that has touched hearts the world over for some five decades. In honour of the release of the album I thought I’d share some personal experiences from the private launch event that I was
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“I had some demos which never got to see the light of day and one of them was ‘Mary and the Little Lamb’. There was something beautiful about that song and I always loved the chorus, even though it was sad. I felt I had to write another verse because I wanted it to make