@danaalfardan.dna - Dana Al Fardan Official

Musician - composer, songwriter, DNA. Any enquiries can go to hello@dna -records.com

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this is what my daughter took, photo vibes ️🧸 (ps Layla wrote this caption) ️
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this is what my daughter took, photo vibes ️🧸 (ps Layla wrote this caption) ️

Wishing you a blessed Eid from my family to yours ️
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Wishing you a blessed Eid from my family to yours ️

Had the chance to discuss with Euronews the process of my collaboration with @nadimnaamanactor to write our debut musical Broken Wings @brokenwingsmusical ️ can’t wait to bring this to my home country and to perform this show with the @qatarphilharmonicorchestra
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Had the chance to discuss with Euronews the process of my collaboration with @nadimnaamanactor to write our debut musical Broken Wings @brokenwingsmusical ️ can’t wait to bring this to my home country and to perform this show with the @qatarphilharmo

Sometimes your path reveals a promise, a greater force that lies in stake. A lifetime fighting off the darkness so that light can take its place, the whole world’s crammed inside this fortress, that suspends their souls in chains, all my fears will fall before me, now the sun’s revealed its face. like lightening I’m accustomed to flying, like lightening this beauty knows no language and no walls, like lightening I’m accustomed to flying, like lightening, it makes no difference whether we win or lose” - I wrote this for a new project that I am collaborating on with @evrensharma and @nadimnaamanactor - this song is about the complete unraveling of the senses upon encountering your twin soul. can you guess which historical poet this is about? We will be revealing it soon... ️
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Sometimes your path reveals a promise, a greater force that lies in stake. A lifetime fighting off the darkness so that light can take its place, the whole world’s crammed inside this fortress, that suspends their souls in chains, all my fears will f

A segment of one of my favorite poems by Khalil Gibran on children: “You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams” - this resonates so strongly with me; the picture of complete and unconditional love; to love in freedom; the idea that our mandate in this world is to give them wings through love and then celebrate their flight in any shape and form it takes. Thats the everlasting bond and the eternal flame ️ it made me think of Gibran’s relationship with his mother, the way we portrayed it in Broken Wings. I’m convinced more than ever that it was her voice he heard when he wrote “The Prophet”. That was the inspiration behind the song in Broken Wings “Spirit of the Earth”; “See the eagle leave the nest behind as it flies across the sky”.
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A segment of one of my favorite poems by Khalil Gibran on children: “You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,

It is said that in this restaurant when a lemon falls on your table It’s good luck. Many years ago, a lemon fell (I kept it in my bag for a month)  and I wished for my little girl. Layla was the real beginning of my life and has been my greatest blessing ever since - though some times may be challenging, she brings so much joy to being her mom God bless her. Now we’re here together causing havoc all over the place  ️ P.S a random person just called her Jasmine from Aladdin today.  she was overjoyed!
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It is said that in this restaurant when a lemon falls on your table It’s good luck. Many years ago, a lemon fell (I kept it in my bag for a month) and I wished for my little girl. Layla was the real beginning of my life and has been my greatest bles

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Woke up at 4.30am and couldn’t go back to sleep... Sought refuge in my book and contemplating the application of intuition in daily life  when is your response intuitive and when is it driven by the ego? I suppose the only compass through that maze will be found in the honest activation of your inner voice: “being real doesn’t mean being reckless, it means allowing the mythical voice to speak” - “it means shutting off the ego for a while and letting that which wishes to speak, speak.” And the energy that stems from your truth - that place of peace - is vivid color. #TheWorldinTechnicolor #Avalanche
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Woke up at 4.30am and couldn’t go back to sleep... Sought refuge in my book and contemplating the application of intuition in daily life when is your response intuitive and when is it driven by the ego? I suppose the only compass through that maze w

Someone just reminded me of my favorite Rumi quote: “you’re not a drop in the ocean, you’re the entire ocean in a single drop”. That’s the vastness of our power. The author of “Women who Run with the Wolves” said that there is not a lot that is inherently good/bad in the world but there is useful/useless, destructive or engendering; our objective is to narrate these cycles for ourselves and generate the movement from within rather than fall underneath the ever changing tides of outside forces. The ocean is freedom and freedom is within
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Someone just reminded me of my favorite Rumi quote: “you’re not a drop in the ocean, you’re the entire ocean in a single drop”. That’s the vastness of our power. The author of “Women who Run with the Wolves” said that there is not a lot that is inher

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Choas; just how we like it
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Choas; just how we like it

The spirit bound within us travels anywhere we might, it echoes in the morning mist and the silence of the night; like the Spirit of the Sun.....
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The spirit bound within us travels anywhere we might, it echoes in the morning mist and the silence of the night; like the Spirit of the Sun.....

Songwriting sessions. She has her own input  #music #love
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Songwriting sessions. She has her own input #music #love

My seafaring love ️
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My seafaring love ️

Gibran aka @Nadim naamanactor trying to be “staying alive” at 1am during tech rehearsals ⭐️
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Gibran aka @nadim naamanactor trying to be “staying alive” at 1am during tech rehearsals ⭐️

Amazing last performance of Broken Wings at Beitiddein Festival. It was a dream ️
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Amazing last performance of Broken Wings at Beitiddein Festival. It was a dream ️

Speaking with Euronews about The depth and global relevance of Gibran’s message against the magical setting of Beitiddein’s mosaic garden️⭐️
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Speaking with Euronews about The depth and global relevance of Gibran’s message against the magical setting of Beitiddein’s mosaic garden️⭐️

Being silly with Gibran.  he has that affect on me! But on a serious note; this guy has been true champion for women: “A woman is both the soil of the past and the seeds of the future” - Khalil Gibran in Broken Wings
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Being silly with Gibran. he has that affect on me! But on a serious note; this guy has been true champion for women: “A woman is both the soil of the past and the seeds of the future” - Khalil Gibran in Broken Wings

A true artist in all the meanings of the word and a wonderful human being through and through. She is an example for women in the arts and I’m honored to have her support for Broken Wings ️ @assala_official ️️️
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A true artist in all the meanings of the word and a wonderful human being through and through. She is an example for women in the arts and I’m honored to have her support for Broken Wings ️ @assala_official ️️️

A massive thank you to everyone who made opening night Of our musical @brokenwingsmusical so special ️ @beiteddinefestival and to our home in Beitiddein @miraminpalace for looking after us so well ️ roll on day 2
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A massive thank you to everyone who made opening night Of our musical @brokenwingsmusical so special ️ @beiteddinefestival and to our home in Beitiddein @miraminpalace for looking after us so well ️ roll on day 2

Surround yourself with love ️ super grateful to these wonderful women on the opening night of @brokenwingsmusical in Beitiddein festival @annedominiquejanecek @mishka_mansouri @dimaakhal
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Surround yourself with love ️ super grateful to these wonderful women on the opening night of @brokenwingsmusical in Beitiddein festival @annedominiquejanecek @mishka_mansouri @dimaakhal

Mood right before dress rehearsals for @brokenwingsmusical at Beitiddein festival in Lebanon @beiteddinefestival.  there is no door that cannot be opened. I was incredibly inspired to meet the visionary behind this entire festival, Nora Joumblatt who founded this 35 years ago to restore faith in art, in times of war. Such a powerful testament to the transformative impact of music and the strength of will. ️
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Mood right before dress rehearsals for @brokenwingsmusical at Beitiddein festival in Lebanon @beiteddinefestival. there is no door that cannot be opened. I was incredibly inspired to meet the visionary behind this entire festival, Nora Joumblatt who

If you listen carefully, the whole universe conspires to take you where you’re supposed to go. ️ #composer #music #musician #beitiddein
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If you listen carefully, the whole universe conspires to take you where you’re supposed to go. ️ #composer #music #musician #beitiddein

Mir Amin palace at Beitiddein ️ the energy has been incredible lately; the walls are breathing..
very excited to open Broken Wings in this festival for the next three days starting from tomorrow
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Mir Amin palace at Beitiddein ️ the energy has been incredible lately; the walls are breathing.. very excited to open Broken Wings in this festival for the next three days starting from tomorrow

Khalil Gibran - the subject of our musical Broken Wings - in the infinite abyss of his mind. By Jean Christophe Molineri.
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Khalil Gibran - the subject of our musical Broken Wings - in the infinite abyss of his mind. By Jean Christophe Molineri.

This time last year @nadimnaamanactor and I we were promoting Broken Wings at the bbc in London talking about how tlour major goal was to bring Gibran home. It’s so humbling and inspiring to realize that one year later we’re going to Beitiddein festival in Lebanon with our musical to align Gibran’s spirit and words to his home country. Will be quite a journey ️ so grateful to @alimatar99 and everyone who made this possible @beiteddinefestival
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This time last year @nadimnaamanactor and I we were promoting Broken Wings at the bbc in London talking about how tlour major goal was to bring Gibran home. It’s so humbling and inspiring to realize that one year later we’re going to Beitiddein festi

3 weeks from now we’ll be here at Beitiddein Festival performing Broken wings ️
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3 weeks from now we’ll be here at Beitiddein Festival performing Broken wings ️

Intertwined
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Intertwined

Stand with Sudan
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Stand with Sudan

Looking back at this performance of “Avalanche” in a configuration that is completely different to how it will appear in the album. The album will feature a symphony orchestra, but I always appreciate stripping the music down back to its building blocks. To make sense of where you are, you gotta look at where you began. The journey is loaded with revelations  Performed by members of @qatarphilharmonicorchestra and @qatarconcertchoir
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Looking back at this performance of “Avalanche” in a configuration that is completely different to how it will appear in the album. The album will feature a symphony orchestra, but I always appreciate stripping the music down back to its building blo

Great coverage for our show @brokenwingsmusical in an interview with @nadimnaamanactor on board all MEA flights. It will be a powerful moment for both of us to finally bring this work that is so relevant to the themes of home and cultivating a sense of belonging, back to Gibran’s home in Lebanon. We’ll be at Beitiddein Festival from July 24th to the 27th
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Great coverage for our show @brokenwingsmusical in an interview with @nadimnaamanactor on board all MEA flights. It will be a powerful moment for both of us to finally bring this work that is so relevant to the themes of home and cultivating a sense

Grateful to speak at the Qatar financial centre suhour about the incredible impact of @unrwa at the Palestinian refugee camp in Amman.
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Grateful to speak at the Qatar financial centre suhour about the incredible impact of @unrwa at the Palestinian refugee camp in Amman.

Love this video and wanted to share it. “We all have hopes and dreams for our lives, and youth with disabilities are no different. They want opportunities to succeed in education and work, to live independently and healthy, and to be active members of their communities. Let’s embrace them as individuals and celebrate uniqueness, let’s embrace inclusivity. Help them to be part of the society they live in - spread this message today”. (This is not my write up, this is by the makers of this video). It’s a wonderful message 
#embrace_us ️
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Love this video and wanted to share it. “We all have hopes and dreams for our lives, and youth with disabilities are no different. They want opportunities to succeed in education and work, to live independently and healthy, and to be active members o

You can contribute to the “Hope for Gaza” campaign launched by UNRWA that my song “Bloom” was dedicated to. link on my profile for details on how and where to donate, and for the full video. I’m deeply humbled and impressed by everyone I met at UNRWA as well as the kids and staff at the refugee camp. I will see you guys soon! Thank you @unrwa for giving me this opportunity, and thank you @megalta for setting this up. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to jump on board with the song for this cause @maiasalyamani for orchestration, @aishaaa505 for singing the arabic segment, @sh3aib for his wonderful Arabic lysics, the @qatarphilharmonicorchestra for performing on the track, @katarastudios for recording, @mazenmastering for mastering it and Matt Howe for mixing. Last but not least thank you @gracecruzlife for coordinating on everything !
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You can contribute to the “Hope for Gaza” campaign launched by UNRWA that my song “Bloom” was dedicated to. link on my profile for details on how and where to donate, and for the full video. I’m deeply humbled and impressed by everyone I met at UNRWA

Love ️
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Love ️

“How the memories stir”!  this day last year our original concept Album for Broken Wings was released and heard for the first time, debuting in the top 24 of the iTunes chart within the first 24 hours.
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“How the memories stir”! this day last year our original concept Album for Broken Wings was released and heard for the first time, debuting in the top 24 of the iTunes chart within the first 24 hours.

We got the memo ⭐️
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We got the memo ⭐️

Commencement address for VCU class of 2019; a segment on our choice for Gibran and on the media
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Commencement address for VCU class of 2019; a segment on our choice for Gibran and on the media

Congratulations Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar class 2019! It’s an honor to be here. Thanks for tolerating me as your keynote speaker at your graduation !
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Congratulations Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar class 2019! It’s an honor to be here. Thanks for tolerating me as your keynote speaker at your graduation !

@brokenwingsmusical is even more impactful with the altitude  check it out next time you’re on a Qatar Airways Flight ️
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@brokenwingsmusical is even more impactful with the altitude check it out next time you’re on a Qatar Airways Flight ️

Great show last night featuring a stripped down version of our musical Broken Wings, and massively proud of this incredible team !! ️ @brokenwingsmusical
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Great show last night featuring a stripped down version of our musical Broken Wings, and massively proud of this incredible team !! ️ @brokenwingsmusical

We’re going to be at the Other Palace Theatre, London, today for two showcases of the pre tour workshop for our musical Broken Wings ️ can’t wait to have this stripped down raw version performed infront of an audience
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We’re going to be at the Other Palace Theatre, London, today for two showcases of the pre tour workshop for our musical Broken Wings ️ can’t wait to have this stripped down raw version performed infront of an audience

We’re on the final leg of the workshop for @brokenwingsmusical ️ come and support our wonderful cast at the Old Palace Theatre, London on Sunday 2pm and 6pm
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We’re on the final leg of the workshop for @brokenwingsmusical ️ come and support our wonderful cast at the Old Palace Theatre, London on Sunday 2pm and 6pm

Girls on tour ️ the photographer knows how to capture a good moment
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Girls on tour ️ the photographer knows how to capture a good moment

It’s not just Katie Bouman, @sh3aib also found a way to produce an image of the black hole
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It’s not just Katie Bouman, @sh3aib also found a way to produce an image of the black hole

Filming begun on “Hello Brother”.. Releasing a video on a song with a message... in collaboration with @sh3aib coming out soon
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Filming begun on “Hello Brother”.. Releasing a video on a song with a message... in collaboration with @sh3aib coming out soon

The video for my song “bloom” is being edited right now and will document my trip to Amman with the intention of highlighting the plight of Palestinian refugees by drawing on my personal experience. Thanks for the pic @mbob234
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The video for my song “bloom” is being edited right now and will document my trip to Amman with the intention of highlighting the plight of Palestinian refugees by drawing on my personal experience. Thanks for the pic @mbob234

Beautiful people who spent their childhood challenging circumstances that would have prevented anyone from reaching the heights those three have managed. They began @unrwa schools - in refugee camps in Syria and Jordan - and became mountaineers, successful media personalities and entrepreneurs on a scale comparable to any global success story! Check out my next posts to hear their stories. I was truly inspired ️ @jarahalhawamdeh @salamkatanani @reema_alsallal
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Beautiful people who spent their childhood challenging circumstances that would have prevented anyone from reaching the heights those three have managed. They began @unrwa schools - in refugee camps in Syria and Jordan - and became mountaineers, succ

Amman New Camp was established in 1955 in South East Amman. @unrwa is a UN agency which prioritizes fostering the human development of Palestinian Refugees, as and such constructed 2,660 shelters. UNRWA provides a diverse assortments of services; health, education, relief, and social services, along with infrastructure and camp improvement. I wrote a song called “Bloom” inspired by Palestinian refugees and in an effort to raise awareness as well as funds for this cause. I am very grateful to @unrwa and @qrcs for allowing me to join this campaign “Hope for Gaza”. #DignityIsPriceless #forpalestinianrefugees #unrwa
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Amman New Camp was established in 1955 in South East Amman. @unrwa is a UN agency which prioritizes fostering the human development of Palestinian Refugees, as and such constructed 2,660 shelters. UNRWA provides a diverse assortments of services; hea

Great to meet these amazing ladies making an impact here and who have all made “Hope for Gaza” possible @unrwa @qrcs #DignityIsPriceless
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Great to meet these amazing ladies making an impact here and who have all made “Hope for Gaza” possible @unrwa @qrcs #dignityispriceless

Very happy to announce the beginning of  the campaign I wrote the song “bloom” for, which is titled “Hope For Gaza” in Partnership with UNRWA to support Palestinian Refugees.  off to Jordan now
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Very happy to announce the beginning of the campaign I wrote the song “bloom” for, which is titled “Hope For Gaza” in Partnership with UNRWA to support Palestinian Refugees. off to Jordan now

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