‘An Evening with Yusuf / Cat Stevens’
We are delighted to announce that ‘An Evening with Yusuf Islam’ on Friday 5th June went spectacularly well, the highlight of which was a fascinating, extended interview with Yusuf.
The audience was treated to a candid, theatre-style interview with a small stage set, props, on-screen visuals and even a vinyl played on an old record player.
Malcolm Gerrie, who has been responsible for some of the most celebrated and well-loved music programmes of the last thirty years, did a marvellous job leading the interview and teasing out a series of captivating stories and facts. Yusuf and Malcolm previously worked together in 2003 during the 46664 charity concert in honour of Nelson Mandela. In describing the concert to the audience, Malcolm said: “The amazing performance that Yusuf did with this wonderful choir from Soweto – it is one of the most moving things. And I remember looking at Mr Mandela’s eyes at the time and he had a tear in his eyes. It was such a wonderful performance.” read more here