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06.04.07
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Yusuf Receives Ivor Novello Award

The past 12 months have been very special for Yusuf. Having made a return to music after an absence of over 28 years and releasing his critically acclaimed album ‘An Other Cup’, Yusuf has now been honoured the prestigious Ivor Novello for Outstanding Song Collection. Winners in recent years include U2, New Order and Freddie

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03.26.07
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Yusuf Presented with the Echo Award

Yusuf has been awarded the prestigious ECHO Award for his life’s work as a musician and ambassador for peace between cultures. On receiving the award Yusuf said, “I do not believe in the theory of a clash of civilizations; I believe humanity is one civilization, like a river made up from many sources. What is

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01.12.07
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Yusuf Joins the ‘Dear Mr Fantasy’ Bill

Yusuf is the latest addition to the Jim Capaldi tribute show, Dear Mr Fantasy. Taking place at the Roundhouse on Sunday 21st January, the concert celebrates the music of Jim Capaldi and his band Traffic. Proceeds from the event are going to benefit Jubilee Action, the Brazilian street children charity. Jim’s wife, Aninha Capaldi, said

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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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