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Lifetime Achievement Award
On Thursday 28th November, Yusuf was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by TRT, the Turkish Radio and Television corporation. Their World Citizen campaign seeks to recognise those who show great empathy and compassion for their fellow human beings, a respect for diversity and a desire to create positive change in the world. The 2019
A Song Can’t Burn
Last year the Yusuf Islam Foundation funded the Harmonics programme, designed and led by Professor Nigel Osborne MBE that uses the power of music to offer support, distraction and hope to children caught up in the war in Syria. This February, a short film documenting this innovative and essential work entitled “A Song Can’t Burn”
Christchurch Memorial Service
How long, how longHas this Peace Train been gone? Yusuf spoke from the heart when he addressed the crowd gathered in Christchurch’s North Hagley Park for the National Remembrance Service to honour and commemorate those killed and wounded in the atrocity on the 15th March. He praised the unity that the people of New Zealand
Maybe There’s A World
Over the course of his career, Yusuf’s journey has become as much about his charitable work and philanthropy as it is about music. He has tirelessly used his public profile to draw attention to those in need across the globe. Privately he has also invested tremendous energy and resources into serving and supporting those in
1968 – The Year Of Change
It seems strange to celebrate the 50th anniversary of an event that almost killed Cat Stevens before he’d even reached his prime. However, being stricken down with near-fatal tuberculosis in 1968 can rightly be seen as the catalytic event that led to his blossoming into the artist and man of peace that the world knows
Cat-ch up on 2017
2017 proved to be a truly spectacular year for Yusuf / Cat Stevens. Indeed, with the release of The Laughing Apple, a hugely successful tour of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and with Yusuf becoming a grandad for the ninth time one might even go so far as to say that 2017 really ought
Yusuf vs The All Blacks
The Spark Arena in Auckland certainly lived up to its name at an electric night on New Zealand’s North Island. The crowed buzzed with an energy that Yusuf and the band had to meet head-on in a clash that might have be better suited to the rugby field, but only in the friendliest of matches.