I am writing to invite you to the world premiere of ‘Grain of Sand‘ at Dubai International Film Festival on the 8th December.
The venue is ‘The Beach’ (at JBR) and the film starts at 7.30pm, admission is free. The film will be followed by a performance with myself and the pearl diving group Dar Burshaid Shabab Al Hidd accompanied by Bahraini Flute player Ahmed Al Ghanem.
Really looking forward to seeing you there!
With best wishes from Jason Carter
Khan, the founder of the Chronicles of Khan band, talks about his music and the music scene in the U.A.E. in this short video.
He will be performing in the final AAMF 2017 concert this Friday , 24th November, at Luce Restaurant, Danat Al Ain Resort Hotel.
The concert starts at 8 pm.
There is no charge for admission now.
Don’t miss it!
Jason Carter‘s film, ‘Grain of Sand‘ will be premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival!
I hope this finds you well.
I am writing to share some great news, in that Grain of Sand has been selected for showing at the Dubai International Film Festival this coming December! This will be the world premiere of the film.
Many of you know that this has been a long process with various ups and downs. The idea was born in March 2013 and the first round of filming began in October 2014. In June 2015 we decided that there was no real story with the footage we had, but every morning for another year, I would wake up and something nagged me about this theme. So I decided to shift focus to Bahrain. We filmed for 2 weeks in February this year and then it has been a process of pulling the story together.
The film raises questions of cultural identity and demonstrates how music can be a dynamic platform for intercultural dialogue, despite challenges and varying cultural expectations. If you would like to know more, here is the teaser/trailer for the actual film.
I will be keeping you posted on developments. The film showing will also feature a live performance with myself and the Bahraini pearl diving group, exact date to be confirmed.
With best wishes from Jason Carter
Several special guest performers will be performing on the same AAMF “Garden City Classics“ programme as the Al Ain Chamber Orchestra and Khaled Badrieh and his band, Arabistica on Friday, 3rd November.
These special guests include the duo of violinist and composer, Ilya Netkach, and pianist Natalia Nechepurenko, who will perform:
“Steps” by Rolf Lovland; “Burned Bridges” by Ilya Netkach; “Milonga Sin Palabras” by Astor Piazzolla; “Windancer” by Rolf Lovland; and “Spanish Dance” by Myroslav Skoryk.
Also on this programme, the duo of Jennifer Eastwood and Stephen Aston, will perform Henry Purcell’s “Fairest Isle” and “Music for a While“.
Please note that this concert has the early start time of 6:30 p.m. at the la dolce vita venue. Don’t miss it!
We are pleased to announce that the Schedule for the Al Ain Music Festival 2017 has now been approved!
There will be seven events featuring a wide range of musical genres between 3rd and 24th November. Locally based musicians will be joined by special guest performers from Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
These AAMF 2017 events will be held at four different venues in Al Ain. The Luce Italian Restaurant in the Danat Al Ain Resort Hotel and the la dolce vita venue will be hosting AAMF events for the first time this November.
Once again, admission for the majority of the concerts will be free of charge! And, for the others, the prices will be modest!
So, come along to the Al Ain Music Festival 2017 and support your local musicians!