Dubai Fountain Music - 'Baba Yetu'
I was in Dubai earlier this week, visiting the Dubai Fountain. My song 'Baba Yetu' is one of the seven pieces of music used for the choreography.
It was built by WET Design, the same company that built the fountains outside the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. It's the world's largest interactive water feature, and it sits at the foot of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest skyscraper. Every night from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM, hundreds of illuminated jets of water dance to a handful of pre-selected songs, with some of the larger jets launching water up to 500 ft high. It's one of the most spectacular things you'll ever see.
Here it is in action, to my music. :)
They have a short list of seven songs, that they rotate through every 20 to 30 minutes. According to the staff, the two most popular songs are Baba Yetu and the Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli song 'Time To Say Goodbye'. Baba Yetu is the second most played song in their rotation--right after 'Sama Dubai', a special Emirati tribute to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum that starts and ends each day's programming.
I'm not usually one to dwell on the life I've lived or the career I've had, but this... this was something special. Standing there by the water's edge, surrounded by hundreds of people, the music blasting on the loudspeakers and feeling the spray wash over me... I couldn't help but be a little proud of myself at that moment.