Sami Yusuf is a British singer-songwriter, composer, producer & an accomplished musician. Having studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in London, he became the talk of the town in lands as far and diverse as Egypt and Turkey. His groundbreaking debut album, Al-Muallim sold over 3 million copies and earned him a massive following in the Middle East, North African nations and South-East Asia.
Unheard of before, such an artist-fan tandem flourished with subsequent release of My Ummah, Sami’s highly acclaimed second album selling well over 4 million copies.
Sami was soon headlining CNN, the BBC, ABC, Al Jazeerah, not to mention, every mainstream TV channel in the Middle East and Turkey. Hailed by Time magazine as Islam’s biggest Rock Star and The most famous British Muslim in the World by The Guardian, it was only a matter of time before sheer dynamism of what the media dubbed a popular act became the subject matter of think-tank studies.
Sami became the first and the youngest Muslim recipient of the honorary Doctor of Letters award in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to music by the University of Roehampton in south-west London.
His performances are trim and tightly focused, complete with singing in English, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Azeri and Malay and performance on a multitude of both classical and ethnic instruments.
His genuine benevolence is reflected through his unwavering commitment as United Nations Celebrity Partner to reach out to those in need throughout the world.
He has recently launched a campaign in partnership with United Nations World Food Programme to help end hunger in the Horn of Africa hit by drought. First global ambassador of Silatech – a Qatar-based initiative promoting entrepreneurial skills. His Live concert in Wembley Arena
Darfur – an effort recognized and praised by the British government. Sami also works in close tandem with the UN sponsored charity, Save the Children.
The single became the mouthpiece of awareness campaigns led by the and the CNN. In the course of 7 years, Sami has won over the hearts and minds of millions from across the Middle East, Europe, North America and North Africa. His compass, in principle, has been his self-coined genre Spiritique. Manifested both musically and philosophically in his third album. Wherever You Are, Spiritique is a product of Sami’s identity.
Price of ticket: From 60 000 LBP to 150 000 LBP
Place: Beirut Souks
Tel: 70-111 481
Date: 25 August 2012
Time: 9:00 P.M