Saturday, February 26, 2011

The music of revolution

Singer Yusuf Islam talks about his latest song, which was inspired by the popular uprisings in the Arab world.
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2011 09:43 GMT

We speak with rock icon Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, about his latest song My People which is inspired by the popular uprisngs calling for freedom and change in the Arab world.

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The song was recorded in a studio close to the Berlin Wall which fell in 1989 paving the way for the unification of Germany and the collapse of communism in Europe.
Islam, who gave the world timeless classics such as Wild World, Morning Has Broken and Peace Train, says his song is also intended to urge people in the Arab world to keep fighting for their rights.

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