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Festival to begin on a high note

September 21 - September 27, 2022
Gulf Weekly Festival to begin on a high note
Gulf Weekly Festival to begin on a high note

The Bahrain Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by renowned military maestro Major General Dr Mubarak Najem, will be kicking off the kingdom’s festival of sound next month, to unite people through their love for melodies as well as to commemorate International Music Day.

Following the concert, that will be staged at the Bahrain National Theatre at 8pm on October 1, which is also International Music Day, the 31st Bahrain International Music Festival will be bringing together a line-up of local, regional and international artists boasting different genres and styles.

The Rabat Troupe for Instrumental Music People will provide an evening of authentic Moroccan heritage on October 2 at the Cultural Hall at 8pm.

Bahrain Music Band will pay tribute to the late Bahraini singer Mohammed Zowayed on October 4. The event is in honour of the 40th anniversary of his passing and his artistic career, which was launched in the 1920s.

The tribute will be conducted by maestro Zeyad Zaiman at 8pm at the Cultural Hall.

Known as the ‘Ambassador of Bahraini Song’, Zowayed’s melodious voice and songs were heard throughout Bahrain to the Gulf, India, Egypt and beyond.

The Ismaeel Dawas Band, founded in 1935, will perform their folk music highlighting heritage at Dar Al Muharraq on October 5 at 8pm and then the Japanese Taiko ensemble Wagaku Miyabi will perform on October 6 at the Cultural Hall at 8pm.

Wagaku Miyabi will entertain with traditional Japanese drums and other Japanese musical instruments. This event comes in collaboration with the Japanese embassy in celebration of their Golden Jubilee with Bahrain.

The Bahrain International Music Festival ends with the musical stylings of Palestinian singer Noel Kharman on October 7 at the Cultural Hall at 8pm.

This will be her first concert in the kingdom and she hopes to enthral people with her songs that are a mixture of Arabic and Western music.

All events are free admission except for the concert at the Bahrain National Theatre.

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