November 20, 2016
SANDSTORM CONCERT - LIVE PERFORMANCE IN DOHA BY THE QATAR PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT THE KATARA OPERA HOUSE
The album will be performed live in Doha for the first time with 2 new songs Lustre and Fjiri.
Lustre, a collaboration between solo violinist and prominent member of the QPO, Maias Alyamani, with Al Fardan writing the music and Alyamani arranging it. "This song is a reference to the lustrous, silvery-white substance that is emitted from pearls and is also a nod to the Al Fardan family’s heritage and pearl trading background.
Dana's second new piece, Fijiri, is a traditional genre of music synonymous with pearl diving and this featured local Qatari drummers performing the rhythmic patterns characteristic of “Fijiri”, and a “nahham” chanting about the stories of the sea, alongside the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.