An internationally acclaimed musical masterpiece, Broken Wings, composed by Dana Al Fardan, Qatar’s foremost musical composer, in collaboration with West End Star, Nadim Naaman, has released the second video from the musical soundtrack for the song Selma.
Broken wings is a musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's poem, which premiered in London's West End in August 2018, at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Produced by Ali Matar and directed by Bronagh Lagan, the show is set to return to the stage in 2019, with details of international shows to be announced soon and with Doha potentially on the line-up.
The music video introduces the audience to the masterminds behind Broken Wings; musician and co-composer, Nadim Naaman, and Qatari composer, Dana AL Fardan, with Nadim on vocals and Dana playing the piano. Inspired by Khalil Gibran’s life, the video is set in his beautiful hometown, Bcchareh in Lebanon.
Commenting on the video, Dana says: “Selma’s music video aims to capture the essence of Kahlil Gibran’s work and philosophy. Choosing to film in Gibran’s birthplace pays homage to this visionary’s contribution to the literature, poetry and art spheres.”
Dana worked with a 9-piece semi-staged production orchestra by Joe Davison (who has worked previously with Adele and Leona Lewis) at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018 to debut Broken Wings. The events of the musical highlight key issues of the time, yet the themes and debates raised remain increasingly relevant today to both local and international audiences.
Selma is the second official song to be released from the Broken Wings musical after Spirit of the Earth was released in April 2018. A Broken Wings concept album featuring an all-star cast was then released in May of the same year.
To watch the video Selma visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kezOpASNzxg
To watch a compilation of show footage and reviews from the West End premiere of Broken Wings visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2huCYohgRs
Check out the video for Spirit of the Earth, the first song released from Broken Wings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9b3_g1qUDQ
The Broken Wings concept album is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and most digital music platforms. CDs can be pre-ordered via Auburn Jam Music using this link
CD Pre-Order Page: https://www.auburnjam.co.uk/product/brokenwingsconceptalbum/
Dana Al Fardan is Qatar’s only female contemporary composer. Also, a songwriter and symphonic artist, drawing on her rich cultural heritage and influenced by her love of world music, her work is a blend of Arab-influenced contemporary classical, epic in scale and universally accessible. With a considerable local audience, she is already garnering international attention, enhanced by the cross-continental reception to her most recent album release, Sandstorm, and her appointment as the official composer for Qatar Airways, quite literally taking her music to the world as her material entertains passengers on all the airline’s global flight paths.
Youtube: Dana Al Fardan
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