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Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani, Chairman of WISE, and Vice President, Education, at Qatar Foundation, receiving the prize from Her Royal Highness Letizia Ortiz, Princess of Asturias in Madrid, Spain
Doha: The spiritual superstar, Sami Yusuf officially launched his album ‘Salam’ at Virgin Megastore, Villaggio on Friday.
The messenger of peace met with fans that flocked in hundreds to get their copy of the album signed.
Yusuf who is set to woo thousands at Katara’s Amphitheater on December 6 at 8pm also announced an open casting to find talented singers and musicians to sing during the concert, something which has never been done before.
Hopefuls gathered in front of a panel of judges at Katara yesterday for the chance to perform live on stage during Sami Yusuf’s concert. Winners are expected to be announced on Monday 3rd December.
Ahmed Salim, Producer and Director of ETM International, the record label that represents Sami Yusuf, said: “It has been a pleasure to meet with fans in Qatar who provided us with a warm welcome. Ticket sales have been outstanding and we hope to see everyone at the show on December 6.
Tickets are available at the Virgin Megastore during store operating hours (from 9:30am – 10:30pm) at Landmark and Villagio. They can also be purchased online at www.virginmegastore.me.
Yusuf, who has a background in classical, traditional and modern music, said at the conference that over the past 10 years, the market of spiritual music has grown.
“Sami Yusuf has worked effortlessly to make spiritual music relevant to youth across the globe and we are excited to host him at Katara,” Darwish Ahmed, the Acting Director of Cultural Affairs at Katara said earlier.