Sharjah World Music Festival @ Al Majaz Waterfront on Januray 16 2015

Furat Qaddouri Music Centre Choir will perform at Al Majaz Waterfront tonight as part of Sharjah World Music Festival

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 Furat Qaddouri Arabic Music Centre Choir will present a free concert at Al Majaz Waterfront tonight at 9:00 pm, as part of the Sharjah World Music Festival. The centre’s choir is composed of 16 talented male and female students hailing from Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, and Turkestan.

Presented by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and organised by Furat Qaddouri Music Centre, the festival will take place from the 16th to the 25th of January 2015 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Qasba, Heart of Sharjah, and Flag Island.

Founded in 2012 by artist Furat Qaddouri, who supervises its training himself, the Furat Qaddouri Arabic Music Centre Choir will present a range of ballads and lyrical pieces by voices of students who have trained with Oud and Arabic song Master Ahmed Afifi. The pieces being performed on the night include songs by some of the most celebrated Arabic singers such as Fayrouz, Farid Al Attrash, Abdul Halim Hafez, Samira Tawfiq and Kadim Al Saher.

Visitors to Al Majaz Waterfront will also be able to enjoy a concert by Moldovan violin master Pasha Cazan on Sunday, January 18 (9:00 pm). Cazan is a talented violin player known for her mastery of the electric violin as a way to move from the classical world of sound into a new modern one. The concert is open to the public free of charge.

The first edition of the Sharjah World Music Festival was run at Al Qasba in Sharjah in the beginning of 2014. As a result of the resounding success and increasing public attention, it was decided to expand the festival into various venues in the emirate of Sharjah.

The festival will witness the participation of top international singers, artists and ensembles from 12 countries: UAE, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, France, Italy, Spain England, Moldova, Bulgaria, India, Cuba and Argentina.

By organising the festival, Shurooq seeks to boost the cultural and art presence of Sharjah and the UAE, introduce various musical cultures around the world to the UAE community, and add a new product to the Emirate’s list of tourist, art, and cultural attractions.