‘The Praised One’ Out Now

Posted on December 26th, 2020

Inspired by the evocative sound of flamenco ‘The Praised One’ is Sami Yusuf’s ethereal rendition of Qasidah Muhammadiyyah, a love poem for the Prophet by the 13th century Sufi poet Imam Busiri. From its intensely emotional intro to the sustained energy of the outro, the composer fuses traditional instruments of the Silk Road with contemporary sounds.

Sami Yusuf plays tar, rabab and frame drums for this fully acoustic performance that moves from meditative vocals to the complexity of flamenco rhythms. He is joined by Jon Lawton on classical guitar. The music is both intimate and exhilarating, reflecting the multi-faceted and luminous spirit of the Prophet expressed in this beautiful poem.

Listen/Watch Now: https://sy.lnk.to/ThePraisedOne