The provisional dates for the AAMF 2019 have now been released!
So, please note in your diaries that these concerts and/or Music Workshops will be held on:- 17th,18th, 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st January 2019.
The music genres featuring in this festival include Latin; Rock; Acoustic guitar; Indian Dance and Classical. Plus, there’ll be another Open Mic Night.
These events will be hosted by several different venues within Al Ain.
Further details, including those of the performers’, of course, will be appearing here soon!
A warm welcome to Al Ain for guitarist Martyn Crocker, who arrived in the Garden City recently from Plymouth, England!
Hopefully, he’ll be performing live at a venue in Al Ain soon!
Here’s a new message about this video to AAMF supporters from the harp guitarist, Jason Carter…
After a break from making music videos for a while, I decided to emerge with something different. This music video was inspired by footage I saw by John Haddad at NYU in Abu Dhabi, shots of the ‘Holoscenes’ project – Created by Lars Jan / Early Morning Opera, Produced by MAPP International Productions. When I saw these awesome underwater images I was granted permission to use them, then there was the task of building a ‘story’ around them.
Here is the video – ‘Falling Upwards’, this is the beginning of a new era (for me) of more solid storytelling through music and film. I would love your comments and feedback as always!
For those of you who are interested the slow motion was shot on an early Black Magic URSA 4K (V2), the rest shot on the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera with Arriflex/Zeiss lenses in RAW and edited with Davinci Resolve. Filmed on Budaiya and Jazeera Beaches in Bahrain.
Holoscenes shots by John Haddad
Jason underwater shots by Jody Peck
Main images shot by Lydia Martin
Edited by me
Harp Guitar made by Sean Woolley
Thanks again to Bill Bragin at NYU, Lars Jan and MAPP Productions for the kind permission to use the underwater people shots.
With best wishes from Jason Carter “
More details of this free concert, along with a venue location map, are available at:-
The fifth edition of the Al Ain Music Festival -in its new format-concluded successfully last Friday, 24th November.
Early that evening, the “Young Hands & Voices” concert enthralled a large audience at the Al Ain Academy. Our congratulations go to Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez, (on left in this photo), for all her efforts in organising this fine event.
Later in the evening, at the nearby Danat Al Ain Resort Hotel, The Chronicles of Khan made their Al Ain debut performance in the Luce Restaurant. We thank Khan and his band (photo) for playing a splendid set for us.
And, indeed, our thanks go out to all the performers and organisers of all seven events of the Al Ain Music Festival 2017 for presenting and producing another very varied, highly enjoyable and successful community-based music festival across the oases of Al Ain!