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Traditional Persian Theme in Sami Yusuf’s New Album

Traditional Persian Theme in Sami Yusuf’s New AlbumTraditional Persian Theme in Sami Yusuf’s New Album

Acclaimed British singer Sami Yusuf has released his newest album ‘Songs of the Way’.

The album, released on January 1, features 12 audio tracks with a traditional Iranian and Islamic theme. The sophisticated, poetry-like lyrics have been written by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Iranian University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, and a prominent Islamic philosopher.

Except for two tracks which are in Persian and Arabic, the rest of the songs are in English. Yusuf himself plays most of the instruments heard in the songs, but has been assisted by Babak Radmanesh and a number of other Iranian musicians in playing some of the traditional Persian instruments, MNA reported.

In the track ‘Ze Eshqat’ (Of Your Love) Sami sings in Persian language. Track ‘Al-Hamdu Li’Llah’ (Praise Be to God) is another piece which he has sung in both Persian and Arabic.

Sami Yusuf is an Iranian-born British singer, songwriter, composer, producer and an accomplished musician. He gained widespread fame with his self-produced groundbreaking debut album Al-Muallim, which sold well over 7 million copies and earned him a massive following in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. His music offers a fresh alternative to the mainstream western music.