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Dubai Metro Music Festival kicks off on March 6

Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in partnership with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), says the third edition of the Dubai Metro Festival will return from 6-12 March.

The week-long celebration of global music reflects Dubai’s cosmopolitan spirit and creative energy, with five metro stations – Union, Mall of Emirates, Burjuman, Dubai Financial Center and Sobha Realty – transforming into venues for some live music performances. The world’s most innovative musicians on stage.

The festival is one of the key events highlighted in the latest #DubaiDestinations campaign, which invites residents and visitors to explore the diverse arts and cultural experiences the emirate has to offer during the #DubaiArtSeason. Sustainability is the theme for this year’s event, in line with the UAE’s declaration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability. Musicians will join the festival to showcase their talents using instruments made from recycled materials.

Commuters will enjoy captivating musical performances by 20 local, regional and international musicians representing unique creative talents across a variety of instruments, genres and styles.

Rowdah Al Mehrizi, Marketing and Corporate Communications Director, Corporate Administrative Support Services, RTA, said: “The Roads and Transport Authority is committed to supporting creative campaigns that enhance the way people interact with Dubai’s urban environment. We are delighted to renew our partnership with Brand Dubai partnership to launch the third edition of the Dubai Metro Music Festival, as part of our shared goal of providing residents and visitors with a rich cultural experience.

“By adding captivating musical and cultural notes to the experience of Dubai Metro commuters, the festival supports our shared mission of enhancing community well-being.”

Highlighting the success of previous Dubai Metro Music Festivals, she said past editions had been a joyous celebration of music and an opportunity for the community to engage with some of the most accomplished and promising musicians in the world.

Shaima Al Suwaidi, Dubai Brand Director, said: “Dubai Metro Music Festival reflects the vibrancy and vibrancy of Dubai’s cultural scene and its emergence as a focal point for creative excellence. By bringing together talented musicians from around the world, the festival enhances Dubai’s culture atmosphere and has further cemented its position as a global cultural hub, bringing together some of the world’s greatest creative minds.

“The festival is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into one of the world’s best cities to live in and visit. The third edition The festival features an all-new lineup of talented performers whose performances bring unique styles, instruments and musical traditions to the event.”

Al Suwaidi added that Brand Dubai is delighted to once again be working with the Roads and Transport Authority to host creative events that allow people to experience the city’s destination offerings in new and unique ways.

diverse artist
Traditional and experimental musicians, classical instrumentalists and fusion musicians will entertain Dubai’s cosmopolitan community at the festival. Participating musicians will showcase their talents on strings, percussion, wind, acoustic and other unusual instruments, including those made from recycled objects.

This year’s festival brought together artists from Egypt, India, France, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cuba, United Kingdom, Lebanon, Canada, Netherlands, Jordan and Australia.

The program also includes special performances by Eman Al Raeesi, an Emirati electric guitarist, and Shadi L. Harbi, a self-taught Saudi musician who will play the oud.

Various instruments
Some of the traditional instruments this year include the qanun (a stringed instrument), piano, flute, oud, drums, saxophone, santur (an ancient instrument), guitar and harmonica. Musicians will also perform on electric guitars, crankpans and homemade instruments.

wonderful perfomance
Dubai Metro Music Festival will introduce audiences to new instruments such as the flute metronome, new music styles such as the folk metronome, and unique performances, including a puppet show that combines music with a simulation of the Umm Kulthum performance, a play made from recycled materials. A musical performance featuring sophisticated instruments, performed by the youngest DJ in the Middle East, music by the female performer of “Mirror Head” and a double guitar performance.

The public will be able to watch live performances daily from 4pm to 10pm. All performances will rotate during the festival, covering all five metro stations. – trade arab news agency

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