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Musical acts from around the globe

October 21 - 27, 2020
Gulf Weekly Musical acts from around the globe

Gulf Weekly Naman Arora
By Naman Arora

The 29th Bahrain International Music Festival is set to kick off tomorrow with a car concert by renowned Lebanese singer Abeer Nehme, writes Naman Arora.

The 10-day festival will feature musical acts from around the globe, engaging in a mix of digital and social-distanced performances and workshops.

Tomorrow at 8pm, Abeer Nehme will perform at the Bahrain Fort/ Qal’at al-Bahrain, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Her performance will blend the music of the West and the Arab World, regaling some of the stories of the past 5,000 years.

On Friday at 8pm, multilingual singer Pamela Farhat will immerse the Bahrain Fort in a medley of music in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Armenian and Turkish, paying homage to the myriad civilisations that have passed through the historic fort.

Mario Reyes and the Gypsy Family have travelled all the way from France to bring Spanish and French music to cars and music lovers assembling at the Bahrain Fort on Saturday at 8pm.

From Sunday until October 28 at 6pm, glean insight into the world of music, learn its principles and spark your cultural desires with a series of socially distanced workshops, organised by the Bahrain Music Institute at the Bahrain National Theatre. Spots are limited and registration is required.

On Tuesday at 8pm, enjoy local classical music with the Mohammed bin Faris Band performing at the Bahrain Fort.

As of publication, most of these performances are listed as car concerts, with limited car space available.

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