⭐ RUMI – THE MUSICAL ANNOUNCED – STARRING RAMIN KARIMLOO & NADIM NAAMAN ⭐
Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce their second major stage musical – Rumi – The Musical.
Rumi – The Musical is based on a story about the 13th-century philosopher and poet Rumi by Evren Sharma, follows Al Fardan and Naaman’s 2018 debut Broken Wings.
Rumi – The Musical will launch first with a full-length concept album, with Ramin Karimloo and Nadim Naaman heading a West End cast comprising entirely of performers of Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian heritage, and also featuring The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
Karimloo and Naaman lead the concept album cast as the central protagonists. They are joined by Casey Al-Shaqsy, Soophia Foroughi, Sharif Afifi, Ahmed Hamad, Irvine Iqbal and Alim Jayda.
Completing the company are Roshani Abbey, Amira Al Shanti, Eva-Theresa Chokarian, Maëva Feitelson, Sasha Ghoshal, James Hameed, Blythe Jandoo and Aliza Vakil.
Rumi – The Musical was recorded in London and Doha throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It features a grand score which combines Middle Eastern authenticity with classical influences and contemporary musical theatre, with lyrics derived from Rumi’s poetry.
The musical is Orchestrated and Arranged by Joe Davison, with Vocal Arrangements by Nikki Davison and Middle Eastern Musical Supervision by Maias Alyamani. The album is Produced, Edited and Mixed by Joe and Nikki Davison for Auburn Jam Music.
Rumi – The Musical will be released on all major digital platforms later this Spring, with further details to be announced soon.
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