Clusters of Light 2014
We recently visited Clusters of Light to mark the Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital 2014 and were quite impressed with the event. His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, attended the first performance of the spectacular musical Clusters of Light at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Sharjah.
The musical, which depicts the beginnings of Islam through poetry, music, drama and dazzling audiovisual effects, marked the commencement of Sharjah’s year of celebrations at being named Capital of Islamic Culture and drew an audience of over 3,500, bringing together the emirate’s senior officials with artists from throughout the Arab world.
Clusters of Light, an epic musical show, was written by Dr Abdul Rahman Al Ashmawi, a Saudi poet, and composed by the Bahraini artist Khalid Al Shaikh. The soundtrack was recorded by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg in Berlin, led by the German composer Christian Steinhauser. We were honored by the Arab idol winner, Mohammed Assaf, who opened the stage show, followed by artists such as Hussein Al Jasmi, Ali El Haggar and Lotfi Bouchnak.
The stage show, a narration of the biography of the Prophet Mohammed from his birth until his passing, featured several actors and musicians, with cinematic visuals and live performances.
Did you have the honor of experiencing this truly spectacular musical event in Sharjah?