When British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens (1948- ) converted to Islam in 1977, heartbroken fans assumed his music career was over. Thirty years later he returned to the stage as Yusuf, with new recordings leading to worldwide recognition for his creative abilities. Whether you are a fan of the soundtrack to Harold and Maude, hit singles such as “Moonshadow” and “Peace Train,” or the music of Yusuf, you are welcome to sing along as we explore the world of Cat Stevens.
Jane Ellen is the consummate storyteller with eclectic interests, specializing in music and entertainment history. She is an award-winning composer and recording artist who shares her passion for music, history, and spirituality with Albuquerque audiences. With a catalogue of more than 60 published works and numerous choral and chamber commissions, her music has been performed internationally.