March 1, 2021


"Rising" is Dana Al Fardan's contribution for the #QATARUSA2021 year of culture.

Dana has collaborated as part of the Qatar-USA Year of Culture 2021 through her song, Rising, with the United States Air Forces Central Command Band (AFCENT Band) to achieve their shared drive to promote inclusion and connectivity.
“The idea behind writing this song and collaborating with the AFCENT Band was born out of a shared drive to promote inclusion and connectivity.This was proposed during a visit to the female soccer team Washington Spirit. The girls were great models for women in sports. Their dedication and commitment provided an example of the universal pursuit of excellence in all fields. Their energy inspired me to up my game in the sports I practice. When it comes to sports, music and art in general there is no language barrier and that is what this song is intended to demonstrate; That we may be worlds apart geographically but at our core, and in our hearts, we are all made of the same building blocks. And when we communicate from that place, everything is within our reach”.