Awesome video of The Dubai Fountain – the world’s largest water feature – with Christopher Tin’s Baba Yetu as background music. It’s a beautiful show.
The Dubai Fountain – the world’s largest choreographed fountain system – is set on the man-made Burj Khalifa Lake at the centre of Downtown Dubai. Bet it’s going to become a popular tourist attraction.
The designer is a Californian company also responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. The Bellagio fountains were the largest of its kind until the completion of the Dubai Fountain.
Meanwhile, Christopher Tin is an Asian American composer. He released the Calling All Dawns album last month, and Baba Yetu is one of the 12 contemporary pieces. An old version of Baba Yetu is also a theme song for the Civilization video game back in 2005.
Baba Yetu means Our Father in Swahili, a language from East Africa. The lyrics are direct translations of the Lord’s Prayer, a famous Christian prayer. Not sure if the host (of the Dubai Fountain) realised about the fact; or perhaps the Muslim country is actually pretty liberal about religious stuff.