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Sami Yusuf to perform in Sharjah on April 6

British singer will perform older hits as well as newer compositions

Staff Report
16:01 March 21, 2018
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Sharjah: British singer Sami Yousuf, who has sold 34 million albums to date, will be performing live at Sharjah’s Al Majaz Amphitheatre on April 6.

Tareq Saeed Allay, director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), said: “We are excited to host international superstar Sami Yusuf, who has built a huge fan base over his long artistic career, at Al Majaz Amphitheatre. He is performing for the first time in Sharjah and his audiences will enjoy a beautiful selection of his popular hits known for the beauty of their unique music and the splendour of their lyrics.”

Al Majaz Amphitheatre, an initiative of SGMB, has been hosting globally recognised Arab and international artists.

Yusuf said: “I am delighted to be performing at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah. It will be a celebration of over 1,000 years of legacy and heritage stretching from India to Andalusia.”

He added that the concert is “even more meaningful as we are performing in the beautiful emirate of Sharjah, which, under the leadership of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has been at the forefront of preserving heritage and supporting the arts”.

Yusuf will be performing some of his most memorable pieces alongside newer compositions. “I look forward to seeing you all in Sharjah on Friday, April 6.”

He is also known for his commitment to humanitarian causes: he is the UN Global Ambassador Against Hunger and UN’s Global Ambassador for Interfaith Harmony.