Awakening Records

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Awakening Records
Awakening Logo 2016newlogo.jpg
Parent company Awakening Worldwide
Founded 2003
Founder Sharif Hasan Al-Banna
Wassim Malak
Bara Kherigi
Distributor(s) Awakening Store
Genre Islamic, Nasheed, hamd, na'at, World music
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London, England
Cairo, Egypt
California, United States
Official website www.awakening.org

Awakening Records is a UK-based media production owned and operated by Awakening Worldwide. In 2003, it was created by four British and American entrepreneurs offering a wide range of products for a new modern faith-inspired[1] and value driven music market.[2][3] Awakening Records produce songs in both music and vocals-only formats in Arabic, English, Turkish, Malay, Bahasa, Hindi, Persian and Urdu. Besides Awakening Records, other divisions in Awakening management are Awakening Productions, Awakening Publications and Awakening Live.

Albums produced by Awakening Records[edit]

Year Title Artist(s)
2003 Al-Mu'allim Sami Yusuf
2004 Salawat Mesut Kurtis and Sami Yusuf
My Ummah Sami Yusuf
2006 Dunya Nazeel Azami
2007 Something About Life Hamza Robertson
2009 Ehlam Ma'aya Hamza Namira
Beloved Mesut Kurtis
Thank You Allah Maher Zain
2011
Insan Hamza Namira
I Believe Irfan Makki
2012 Forgive Me Maher Zain
2013 Tabassam Mesut Kurtis
2014 The Path Raef
Esmaani Hamza Namira
2015 Aseer Ahsan Humood Alkhudher
Salam Harris J
El - Mesaharaty Hamza Namira
2016 One Maher Zain
Remix Hamza Namira
Live albums
Year Title Artist(s)
2014 Awakening Live at the London Apollo Various Artists
(feat. Maher Zain, Mesut Kurtis, Hamza Namira, Raef & Irfan Makki)

Artists[edit]

Former notable artists[edit]

Philanthropy activities[edit]

In 2012, Awakening Records took part for the "Sound of Light" charity concerts.[4] In 2013 and 2014, the record label took part in organising charity concerts in coordination with Islamic Relief, Human Appeal and other charity organisations around the world with the help of artists Maher Zain, Hamza Namira, Mesut Kurtis, Raef and Irfan Makki.[5][6][7][8]

In 2014, Awakening Records organized a charity concert in the London Apollo theatre in aid of the charity "Save an Orphan". The concert featured major Awakening Records artists Maher Zain, Mesut Kurtis, Hamza Namira, Raef and Irfan Makki. The concert was released as an album and DVD entitled Awakening Live at the London Apollo with 26 live renditions.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shahid, Omar (13 April 2012). "Islamic singers rewrite western hits to find new audiences for 'faith-inspired' songs". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Shahid, Omar (10 April 2012). "The Concert of the Year". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Halal Music Inspires World Muslim Youth". OnIslam. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sound of Light". Sound of Light. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "A Message From Othman Moqbel, CEO Of Human Appeal". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tour Event: Sound of Light 2014 arrive in France (French)". Islametinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Human Appeal Presents Sounds Of Light 2014". Echo Arena Liverpool. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sound of Light Charity Concert Tour in Aid with Gaza". Human Appeal UK. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  9. ^ iTunes: Awakening Live at the London Apollo

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