By Kabeer Yousuf –
MUSCAT — Sami Yusuf, the British singer cum lyricist who made devotional songs so popular with its aesthetic approach to men of all ages, will be performing in Muscat on August 30 at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) Grand Hall.
Sami Yusuf, an all-rounder in music will perform to the select audience for nearly 2 hours, according to the Black and White Events, the organisers of the first of its kind concert in the country.
“Sami Yusuf has confirmed to be performing in Muscat on August 30 at the SQU Grand Hall and we are in the process of getting the necessary documentation done,” a source close to the organisers told the Observer.
Sami Yusuf, whose 2005 album titled ‘My Ummah’ (My People) caused a massive wave of youth inclination towards devotional songs, selling over two million copies.
Besides singing and song writing, Iranian-Azeri origin Yusuf is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist musician proficient in multi languages including Arabic, English and Hindi.
After the 2005 release of his ‘My Ummah’ Yusuf appeared on Time magazine for his success in attracting a relatively young fan base from diverse regions across the world. Yusuf has sold over 9 million albums.