The Welsh composer Karl Jenkins is among the most performed living composers. His 2000 work The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace has racked up nearly 3000 performances to date, and receives its first “full” Australian performance in the 2022 edition of The Big Sing. Jenkins takes the text of the Latin Mass as his basis, and around it weaves other texts including a Muslim call to prayer, the Indian epic Mahabharata, and poetry by Kipling, Dryden, Malory, and the Japanese poet Sankichi. Source
Pakistan born Australian artist, Farhan Shah (https://farhanshahmusic.com/) was invited to recite the Adhan in front of diverse audience full of people representing different faith based community to show the immense power of Muslim’s “call to prayer”.
Watch full video of the event here.
About Farhan Shah
Farhan Shah is an award-winning renowned singer, composer and music producer who has performed across the world and also composed music for films, television, and other popular artists in Karachi, Pakistan as well as in Adelaide, Australia. Since arriving in Adelaide in 2016, Farhan has toured for overseas performances, created traditional and fusion Sufi musical groups, performed at major Australian music festivals, developed award winning recording productions and received the Adelaide UNESCO City of Music award for best international music collaboration as well as Global Music Awards for outstanding achievement in sufi & eastern contemporary music. In 2021, Farhan was also honored with South Australia Governor’s Multicultural Award.