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Yusuf Awarded Honorary Doctorate
Yusuf Islam has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter in a ceremony attended by esteemed personalities including His Excellency Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, and guitarist Brian May. The prestigious degree was bestowed upon Yusuf in recognition of his humanitarian work, and his efforts towards improving understanding between Islamic and western cultures. Yusuf
Yusuf Islam Special Guest at Live Earth in Hamburg
On Saturday 7th July, Yusuf provided a spectacular finale to the awesome Live Earth concert in Hamburg. As the evening’s special guest, Yusuf closed the event with a five song set that included the classics “Ruins”, “Wild World” and “Peace Train” as well as a stunning rendition of the Stevie Wonder song “Saturn”. Yusuf said
Yusuf at Live Charity Event in Germany
Yusuf will be participating at a Charity Event in support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Peace Centre in South Africa and Deborah & Carlos Santana’s Milagro foundation in Bochum, Germany. He will be speaking at the ‘Challenge Future’ conference on June 30th and also performing a live set with his band in the Charity concert on
Cafe Sessions on DVD Now!
Yusuf’s Cafe Sessions concert at Porchester Hall marked his return to full-length performance after a 28 year gap. The DVD includes classics both old and new, as well as ‘A Few Good Songs’; an hour long BBC production with Alan Yentob looking at Yusuf’s life, loves, music and beliefs. Also included in the DVD are
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
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
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