Publisher: Chester Music
Laila (Amu) (2004)
Commissioned by Random Dance with funds from The Wellcome Foundation.
Chester Music Ltd
BRIEF PROGRAMME NOTE
Laila is based on the Sufi legend of Laila and Majnun. On one level, this is a love story in which Majnun falls passionately in love with Laila and goes mad when her father forbids their marriage. On a deeper level, the legend is about man’s yearning for God, which can never be fulfilled on an earthly plane.