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11.01.19
Back To Earth Reissue
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Back To Earth Reissue

In 1978, after having sold millions of records and become one of the biggest international artists of the 1970s, Cat Stevens decided to step out of the rock star spotlight and walk away. That year, he was to release his final album under that name.  While Stevens’ legions of fans were saddened by the news,

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09.27.19
4th Stop To Enlightenment
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4th Stop To Enlightenment

Traditional students of Zen Buddhism learn of the Ten Bulls, which are the 10 stages in the practitioner’s progression to enlightenment.

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09.21.19
Yusuf’s Message of Peace
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Yusuf’s Message of Peace

I dream of an open world,Borderless and wideWhere the people move from place to place,And nobody’s taking sidesMaybe there’s a world that I’m still to find As human beings, we all posses the power to imagine, each of us can imagine our own picture of what that heavenly place called ‘paradise’ could look and feel

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06.15.19
Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Speech
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Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Speech

The 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony was a glorious celebration of the work of artists who have positively affected the lives of untold numbers of people worldwide. The songs they have delicately plucked from the ether are our shields against life’s struggles, a personal coach when we need motivation, a warm hug when spirits

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06.12.19
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019
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Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019

On June the 13th Yusuf / Cat Stevens will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is set to receive this prestigious honour at the Hall of Fame’s 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner as a member of the class of 2019 alongside Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Tom. T Hall, John Prine and

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04.26.19
A Song Can’t Burn
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A Song Can’t Burn

Last year the Yusuf Islam Foundation funded the Harmonics programme, designed and led by Professor Nigel Osborne MBE and delivered by Penny Appeal, 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

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