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01.02.07
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Yusuf Awarded Mediterranean Peace Prize

In a wonderful start to 2007, Yusuf has learned he will be awarded the Mediterranean Prize for Peace for his continued work to increase peace around the world. The Mediterranean Prize for Peace is shared among various categories including Peace, Culture, Art, Diplomacy, Institutions, Social Promotion, Information, Literature, Cinema, Creativity and Architecture. It is assigned

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12.12.06
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Yusuf at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Yusuf appeared at yesterday’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway. He performed fantastic renditions of “Midday (Avoid City After Dark)”, “Peace Train”, and “Heaven (Where True Love Goes)” with an eight-piece band and symphony orchestra. This year’s award was shared between Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social

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11.24.06
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Critics Unite In Praise for An Other Cup

An Other Cup has impressed critics the world over. Here are some of the press highlights… “The sound of the new Yusuf – wonderful lyrics, enchanting guitar” Bild AM Sonntag (Germany) “Full of hopeful flowery lyrics, gorgeous melodies and Bach-inspired orchestrations” Fox News.com (USA) “A great comeback” Stern Magazine (Germany) “Little about this comeback album

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10.12.06
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Yusuf Islam Named ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year

Yusuf was yesterday awarded the prestigious Songwriter of the Year accolade at the ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Awards. The ceremony, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, celebrated the talent of the writer and publisher members of the PRS (Performing Rights Society), whose music is represented by

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09.27.06
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Yusuf at Fortune Forum

Yusuf Islam enthralled an audience of dignitaries at yesterday’s Fortune Forum event which included former US President Bill Clinton and actor Michael Douglas. The event helped raise funds to tackle world poverty and showcase the work of key humanitarian organisations. Yusuf’s last major mainstream performance in London was in 1979 at UNICEF’s Year of the

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09.25.06
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Yusuf Restates His Message To The Pope

Yusuf Islam believes that the negative focus by the media on his statement regarding Pope Benedict XVI was unnecessary, and that his respect for the head of the Catholic Church remains unwaivered. However, he believes the quote the Pontiff chose was inappropriate and suggested another quote by Mahatma Ghandi, whose interpretation of Islam was much

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