Ani | Ummah Wake Up

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Ummah Wake Up

by Ani

Cross cultural pop with a social and Islamic spiritual message.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Ummah Wake Up
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2. Just Like Khadijah
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3. Happy Eid
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4. Insya'allah
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5. Alhamdullilah
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6. Bury Me
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7. Time
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8. Yalla Ya Umma Ishi
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This CD is NOT a typical nasheed. It's got Islamic and social messages on top of full-on pop beats, with eastern and middle-eastern influences. The messages are about our social issues, like honor killing, prejudice, the need for us to work together despite our differences. Inspirational songs for younger kids to dream and achieve. Songs that address our own internal struggles to be more God-aware.

This project is a personal one. Hopefully this album will sharpen the focus for Muslims to seek out the real Quranic teachings, The Middle Path. The path against discrimination, against violence, against war. And hopefully
this project will show the world that there is an alternative face to Islam other than the stereotyped cast which is in itself discriminating.

For a little background about Ani:

Ani's a songwriter, a producer, a singer and a multi-instrumentalist with her own eclectic blend of pop music fused with eastern and middle-eastern instrumentation. Her music emotes honesty and sincerity and can only be categorized as "Real Music."

Ani was born in Malaysia, and for a good 12 years of her life, she was raised in Germany, Egypt and India globe trotting as her father was an ambassador. As a result of this upbringing she was constantly exposed to a diversity of music, languages, cultures and politics. Not surprisingly of course, it has influenced her look, personality and music.

At the age of 5 she started piano training and in India she learned to play the tabla and the sitar. In Malaysia, at 16 she played in a fusion group of jazz and ethnic Malaysian instrumentation. At 18, Ani came to the US to
pursue a university education in Economics and Political Science. Upon graduation she worked in Japan as a marketing researcher. But music kept calling to her.....

p/s I wrote, arranged and produced the music too! -Ani-


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Ashraf Meer

Beautiful soothing music. Ani is a brave songwriter and performer
Ani has made a brave stand against the forces of extremism and intolerance with this CD. She not only shows the jihadists for what they are, but demands that ordinary Muslims stand up for themselves. It doesnt hurt that the music on the CD is also beautiful, complex and really multi-cultural. I do wish there was something very pop and commercial, like an anthem, that could really get the message out. However, a CD like this is great to listen to, think about and pass around. I hope more people get to hear it.

Dalah Faytrouni

proud of her work and escellent music and lycris
salam , i like the CD the diversity in the lycris and the music will be satasfied all taste , may allah be with her and all the succes in life and salam

Heather Johnson

Lyrics deliver so much to the listener! This is a wonderful CD!!
Hello! I am learning about Islam and am very interested in it also. The first time I listened to this cd, I thought, WOW! a cd that delivers Islam's message through music. I like how Ani used pop music along with Islamic sounds. This cd is very true and also great to listen to. I am so greatful to have this cd,I hope(Insha Allah)people who have a hard time understanding or have the wrong impression of Islam, can listen to this cd and have a better understanding. Thanks you once again!

Brenna Kelly

Relevant and FUN!!!
Me and my daughters (13, 7) first heard Ani perform at the Long Beach Women's Festival 2005, we love her music and this CD!!! The lyrics are timeless and aware! So refreshing. I love that my children enjoy the message as well as the groove!

Arie

LOVE IT!
I am always looking for something new and guess what this is definitely new and refreshing. She even sings in Arabic.

Kudos girl, great job. A fan

Rahmah Mohammed

totally unexpected
after hearing hearing the cut "just like Khadijah" I decided I wanted the CD. I was taken by surprise of how sweet the lyrics were how and Ani voice sounded. I would recommend this CD to anyone who would love to hear sweet Islamic songs and something different. I think this Sister is talented and the crew that worked with her to produce this piece did a great job.