Hesham Abdul Wahab joins us this episode to give insight of his musical career beginnings. He is a young, talented singer/songwriter of Indian decent but grew up in the Middle East. He performs in multiples languages such as Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam and English. Since his introduction to Sami Yusuf’s Andante Records in 2011, he has been working on his first album. The album is titled, “Qadam Badha,” and should be released in the coming months.
Per Andante Studios website:
“Hesham is inspired by traditional Indian harmonies, and the music of great historic composers constantly rings in his ears. When he sings, he expresses his spirituality through a highly individual brand of music that calls upon classical and world music sources that make Hesham a truly unique artist.”
In addition, in this episode you’ll find out about:
- How Hesham got started in music
- How Hesham felt the first time performing with Sami Yusuf
- Upcoming Andante Records album details
- Why Hesham doesn’t like the word “fans”