NEW YORK: Cat Stevens has channeled the Sufi poet Yunus Emre for a song about divine love as he announced his latest album since his return to Western folk pop. "See What Love Did To Me," released on Thursday, is the first single off "The Laughing Apple," which will come out September 15 and mark Stevens's fourth album since he ended a three-decade retreat from music following his conversion to Islam. The song is dominated by the gentle and joyous folk guitar that characterized the English artist's hits in the 1970s…
ANKARA: British musician Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, met Turkey's leader and thanked the country for its support for a mosque being built in Britain's university town of Cambridge, state media reported on Thursday. Islam, 68, recorded several major hits as Cat Stevens in the late 1960s and 1970s. He converted to Islam at the height of his fame in 1977. "In a sense, Cambridge is the brain of the English community. For this reason, it's very important to have a mosque that reflects British style and…
NEW YORK: Singer-songwriter Yusuf, who was Cat Stevens until he converted to Islam, said he had canceled a show scheduled for New York City because scalpers had driven up prices.