A reimagining of the 1962 documentary “Khaney Syar Ast” (The House is Black) by Iranian poet Forrough Farrokhzad. Yusuf re-redited her beautiful documentary in an optimistic light and set it to music.
A collaborative photo/poetry art book, with polaroids from German photographer Harry Nizard & accompanying poetry from Yusuf
6th volume in poetry series; part Mediterranean travelogue, part love story, part spirituality & its place in the modern city.
Beatles mash-up LP released in 2005 to which Yoshi contributed one very fluid reinterpretation of a famous John Lennon song
The final report on the 2011 Libyan uprising, from Yusuf’s time as field producer / director for Democracy Now!
2nd novel, written in 2008; Nominated by Penguin for a ‘Best Novel’ Muslim Writer Awards 2011; urban contemporary / existential; story of an Indian man who works in Hounslow train station.
4th solo LP; a gargantuan 19-track sprawling epic of happiness that travels through landscapes of future hip-hop, experimental world-folk, dub, spoken-word, foundsound & far beyond
Short documentary; an enterprising Afghan-American (Pashtun) businessman walks through his Queens neighbourhood, talks about life, risk & success.
Music Video from Yoshi’s 3rd solo LP, ‘Maghreb, Isha & Space’. This was the first publicly released music video.
2nd video from Yoshi’s 3rd solo LP, ‘Maghreb Isha & Space’; shot in 2009, this video established Yoshi’s unique experimental approach to visual sampling
Video Art from the ‘Palace Prayers’ blog project, made in a day during Ramadan, 2009
Music video from, ‘If You Ask Me, Yes’
Filmed in Washington DC & Northern Virginia.
5th volume in the poetry series, also contains songs & short stories. The second half of this book is based upon the ‘Palace Prayers’ blog that Yusuf wrote anonymously (also featured on NPR in 2009)
4th volume of the poetry series; written after coming to the USA, exploring first impressions of life in America for an Englishman, as well as notions of place, spirituality, home, success, working life & the election of Barack Hussein Obama
Third volume of poetry features ecstatic, euphoric, wild poems attempting to hack/tear away from the quotidian & enter into something profound.
2nd poetry book; details an intricate and intimate journey from feelings of detachment, depression & formlessness in the modern world, towards the possibility of a new, real road towards physical & emotional solidity
Poetry book set in Brighton, England circa Spring 2007. Explores & makes bold statements on topics like gentrification, modernisation, city-planning, fashion; the affection we hold for the places of our childhoods.
3rd LP released in 2010 after a five year break from beat-making & producing; spacey, dreamy, emotional, searching music; embraces new experiments in World-Folk & Hip-Hop styles
A very pretty painting which was painted in Africa at some point between December 2011 & January 2012
Debut LP, released on Nefisa UK, March 5th, 2004. Comprises mostly of Electronica-inspired instrumental Hip-Hop; a reaction to & reflection of Western society circa the ‘War on Terror’ era.
Oil painting of a lady at a Mitt Romney rally circa. 2007
A duet album featuring the production / performances of Mikrosopht & Yoshi (with additional production by Futureboots). Humans & their relationships to technology; released by Godxiliary, 2007
Debut novel; coming-of-age story set in the future; written in large part while traveling & staying put in Morocco & Andalucia; this book was published in paperback by Nefisa UK in 2007
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