Al Ain Choral Society Christmas Concert on Tuesday, 12th Dec.

The popular Al Ain Choral Society Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, 12th December at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club’s Grandstand venue. This grandstand building is located very close to the Golf Club. The door opens at 6 pm. and the concert starts at 7 pm..Al Ain Choral Society

The concert tickets are priced at AED. 80 for adults and AED. 40 for children under 12 years old. The ticket price includes a light finger buffet and a programme of seasonal music. Tickets are available from members of the Al Ain Choral Society, or email gkershaw@gmail.com .

This concert has its own Facebook events page:-https://www.facebook.com/events/1509175749137820/

Final AAMF 2017 Update

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AAMF 2017 UPDATE:-
After last Friday’s very enjoyable and well-attended “All About the Jazz!” concert at the Rotana Hotel’s Zest Garden, the Al Ain Music Festival 2017 concludes at the Danat Al Ain Resort Hotel’s Luce Restaurant this Friday, 24th November.

The Chronicles of Khan rock band will be performing ‘unplugged’ in the Danat Hotel’s Luce Italian Restaurant from 8 pm. . However, as the Luce Italian Restaurant isn’t a very large venue, we recommend that fans of rock music should take their places earlier tomorrow evening.

This will be The Chronicles of Khan debut performance in Al Ain, after their recent performances at many large festivals in their home city of Dubai, and elsewhere within the region. Don’t miss out on this rare chance to hear them play live in Al Ain!

Earlier, from 6 pm. on Friday evening, about one hundred talented young musicians from a dozen local schools will be performing at the AAMF’s “Young Hands and Voices concert at the Al Ain Academy‘s auditorium in Al Sarooj District. This is the second edition of this concert, which builds upon a successful beginning at Al Qattara Arts Centre last November.

This concert’s organiser, Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez, has informed us that all of the auditorium’s seats, which had been available for this concert, have now been reserved. So, it’s going to be a very full house!

AAMF squiggleFinally, if you have any photos and/or video clips of AAMF events which you would like to share with us, please feel free to post them to us via Facebook Messenger or by emailing us at:- alainmusicfestival@gmail.com .

AAMF “Acoustic Vibes!” 6 pm this evening at La Dolce Vita

paul-nancarrowPaul Nancarrow will be performing alongside of Joan McEldowney and serving up some more great ‘Acoustic Vibes!’ at La Dolce Vita venue this evening.

Midian Almeida, Atlanta Frith and Chad Nolan will also be taking to the stage in a talent-packed programme.

Remember this AAMF concert starts at the earlier time of 6 pm.. The venue will be open from 5:30 pm.

Admission is free of charge. Don’t miss it!

Midian Almeida brings Brazilian sounds to Al Ain on 16th Nov.

Midian Almeida will be performing at the AAMF ‘Acoustic Vibes!’ concert at La Dolce Vita venue on Thursday, 16th November.

 Here are the biographical details from Midian’s website…

The singer, guitarist, songwriter and broadcaster Midian Almeida began her musical career in 1993, when attending music festivals and played in the Valley metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
Coming from a family of musicians, her interest for singing happened from an early age. She turned professional at the age of 18. Very soon her work attracted the journalists. She very quickly became well known in the South of Brazil with many appearances on TV programs, local radio stations and articles in newspapers and magazines.
For instance Midian participated in the programs: Official Lunch (RBS), Good Morning Rio Grande (RBS), Stage (TV COM), Studio 36 (TV COM), Radar (TVE), Zoom (Guaíba) and Patrola (RBS).

From 1998, until she had left her home country, Midian worked as the singer of the Splash band in the best night events in Southern Brazil. A year later, the singer began recording commercial jingles and advertisements for producers and agencies from all over Brazil. In 2000, Midian worked with the singer and composer Oswaldo Montenegro, in the musical “Legends of the Island“, recording solos and vocals on the eponymous album. This work, which includes theatrical interpretation, became a milestone in the career of the singer, giving her professional insight and new knowledge. From 2001 to 2005, in addition to the presentations, the artist studied music, drama and dance at the Art Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. During this period of her life, she created in collaboration with other artists a NPO in order to promote the Brazilian Culture.From 2005, her voice was easily recognised as you could hear her in the most famous educational advertisement, “Education is everything“, which was inserted approximately 44,000 times in intervals of Globo TV programs and radio stations!

…The CD “A minha vez“, (in English ” my time”), was completed in the second half of 2009, through the Rouanet Law – Federal Brazilian Government, sponsored by Andreas Stihl S/A.

The release concert of the CD filled the Renaissance Theatre, in Porto Alegre, on the night of November 17, 2009; it was a great thrilling show.
Midian Almeida is one of the great voices of Brazilian popular music!

Midian Almeida guitarist blackDoors open at 5:30 pm on 16th November for the AAMF ‘Acoustic Vibes! concert. There is no admission charge.
Don’t miss it!

AAMF ‘Acoustic Vibes!’ on Thurs. 16th Nov. at la dolce vita

The AAMF 2017 “Acoustic Vibes! showcases the talents of three singer/guitarists.

Midian Almeida 1With her remarkable and unmistakable voice, Midian Almeida has performed on several TV shows in Brazil. And she has been bringing Brazilian music to the UAE since 2015. Samba, bossa nova, pop and rock are all in her repertoire.
Following concerts held at venues such as the Atlantis and Kempinski hotels in Dubai, and The Westin in Abu Dhabi, Midian is gradually building up a following in the UAE.

Joan McEldowney, from Northern Ireland, has been a resident in Al Ain since 2013. She is a teacher at the Al Aalya School in the Garden City. Joan was Director of the AAMF 2016.Joan McEldowney AAMF Guitar Evening
Joan has played live on the BBC and on Sky TV. She has supported artists including Josh Ritter, the Hothouse Flowers, Radiohead and James Blunt.
Her own first solo album, “Storm”, was released in 2000. Recently she has been working on an EP called “Music and Moonlight”.

Atlanta FirthSinger songwriter Atlanta Frith has performed her original music, a blend of Blues, Jazz, Soul and Folk, in live music venues in Melbourne, Australia, and London, UK. She is now living in Al Ain.
Collaborative projects have seen her work with renowned Jazz and Classical Australian musicians Nick Tsiavos and Peter Neville on two cross-cultural recordings centred round the poetry of activist poet Abidya from Indonesia.
Atlanta Cecilia’s debut album ‘North’, draws upon her love of spoken word poetry.

Midian Almeida 3The AAMF 2017 ‘Acoustic Vibes! concert is on Thursday, 16th November at the la dolce vita venue, Al Ain. The start time is 7 pm. There is no admission charge, so no tickets are required.                           

Don’t miss it!

Jordi Savall returns with Hesperion XXI on Sun., 15 Jan.

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 Grammy award-winning artist, Jordi Savall, returns with Hesperion XXI to Al Ain’s oasis and the Bin Hamooda Fort on Sunday, 15th January.

..Again with the help of the ancient music ensemble Hespèrion XXI, this time augmented by artists from India and China, as well as with prominent Emirati artists, Grammy Award-winner Savall, one of the most exceptional figures in today’s music world and a major concert performer, will undertake the incredible task to recreate the music of Ibn Battuta’s spectacular travels. As one of the principal architects of the current revaluation of historical music, Savall, who plays viol and rebab, will guide us on a journey through time and space, performing the music Ibn Battuta heard during his visits to royal courts, palaces, public places or small villages. A long forgotten world and its enchanting atmosphere will come back to life through the magic of music which will be complemented by readings from Ibn Battuta’s exotic travel journal, allowing music and words to mix and recreate his marvellous adventure.
Born in Tangiers in the Hijri year 703 (1304 AD), Ibn Battuta was an explorer, voyager and writer, visiting the Middle East, the Maghreb and Mashreq regions as well as parts of Africa, Europe and the Far East. These extraordinary journeys were documented in his travel record, making him one of the first globetrotters (Jawwala) of history and one of the early masters of travel literature (Rihla). The Arab world remembers him as the “traveller of the Arabs” (Mussàfir al-Arab) and the “traveller of time” (Rahala al asr). For Western scholars, who began studying and translating his work from the 19th Century on, he was the “Voyager of Islam” or the “Arabic Marco Polo”.
For his second concert in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Savall will present Ibn Battuta: The voyager of Islam II in the magical setting of the Oasis of Al Ain.

https://abudhabievents.ae/en/Pages/jordi-savall-ibn-battuta-the-voyager.aspx

Mandolin player joins the bill for ‘Folk Night’ on Friday, 11th Nov.

paul-nancarrowPaul Nancarrow is joining the bill for the AAMF 2016 ‘Folk Night on Friday, 11th November at the Sands Club, Al Ain. Paul will be playing his mandolin alongside of Joan McEldowney. They will cover an Eddie Vedder song from the movie, “Into the Wild“; a Strumbellas’ song; and songs from Joan’s own album, “Storm“.

Formerly a lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast, Paul is now an Associate Professor at the American University of Sharjah.