Konsert Salaam Sami Yusuf: A Gift For Malaysian Fans
The multimillion selling star who “packs stadia in Los Angeles, Paris and Damascus and causes traffic jams in Turkey”, is set to perform for the very first time in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur on 14th July, 2012 at Stadium Malawati Shah Alam.
His fans, who have long been waiting for the 31-year old singer-songwriter, composer, producer and accomplished musician, will be the first to be treated to his latest album, ‘SALAAM’, hence, the tour “Konsert Salaam Sami Yusuf”.
This shall be the fourth in a series of internationally acclaimed albums, ‘Al-Muallim’, ‘My Ummah’ and ‘Wherever You Are’ that have collectively sold a well over 12 million copies worldwide.
Sami has sung these albums in a multitude of languages, including English, Malay, Arabic and Turkish and have featured hugely successful collaborations with artists such as the rock legend Ian Brown, Conner Reeves, Turkish diva Sezen Aksu and South African choir, best known for their hauntingly hypnotic Oscar-winning performance for the soundtrack of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’.
Hailed as “The Biggest name in Muslim Music – anywhere” by The Independent, Sami has constantly headlined the BBC, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, not to mention every mainstream channel in the Middle East and Turkey. He is one of the only three musicians in the world to be ever awarded with the prestigious Doctor of Letters Award in recognition of his “extraordinary contribution to the field of music”.
The scope of his charitable endeavors recently expanded when Sami was chosen alongside Sean Penn and Sheryl Crow as the United Nations Celebrity Partner for World Food Programme (WFP).
Sami will soon launch his own label with the name of Andante Records to support and guide the talented youth who promise a bright future for music.
“I’m honored and delighted to be given such a warm reception. I’ve been waiting to perform in Malaysia for the past 8 years. It is going to be a very special show”, Sami Yusuf said at the Konsert Salaam Sami Yusuf Press Conference.
The Konsert Salaam Sami Yusuf will feature an exclusive duet with Malaysian Diva, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza and performance on a multitude of traditional musical instruments by MOHRAM.
Konsert Salaam Sami Yusuf is organized by Offshore Entertainment Production.