Plans in progress for an AAMF 2017 ‘Young Hands & Voices’

Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez -organiser of the AAMF 2016 ‘Young Hands & Voices’ 

We are delighted to announce that Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez has agreed to organise a second “Young Hands and Voices” concert as part of the Al Ain Music Festival 2017 series of events this November!

More details to follow soon!

The ‘Chronicles of Khan’ band accept invitation to AAMF 2017!

The Chronicles of Khan emerged onto the U.A.E. music scene as a collective of rock musicians…

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A project that started out as an outlet for singer-songwriter Khan soon became a rock n roll band when his childhood friend, Sean Walters, took up the role of lead guitarist. The band slowly came together with the addition of Nick Arrieta on Drums; Shez Mo on Guitars; Joe on Bass; and finally Ross as the band’s Percussionist. Though several members changed in a short course of time, these 6 remained constant and were the basis of the bands trademark sound – which is best described as a blend of ‘generations of rock’, With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Beatles to Nirvana, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Guns and Roses to Dave Mathews and the Foo Fighters.

Chronicles of Khan has played at festivals, such as the Middle East Film and the Comic Con, the Capital Vibes, the Beats on the Beach, the Sikka Fair, the Azadi Rocks Festival, and the Truck Jam U.A.E.. This band has also entertained crowds at Dubai’s regular live music venues; for example, The Music Room and the Stereo Arcade.

Chronicles of Khan 1Their performances have been known to be dynamically full-blown rock n roll shows, full of on-stage energy, combining melodic guitar riffs with booming bass lines and animated drum rolls, which are fronted by husky and grungy vocals. On certain occasions, the boys will let their guard down and treat their audience to some deep cuts with more ‘MTV Unplugged-style’ concerts.

Chronicles of Khan recorded their E.P. in the summer of 2017 and are looking to officially release it very soon.

They describe themselves as a multi-nation rock band deeply rooted in the U.A.E., which is known to have people from various cultures, religions and traditions. The Chronicles themselves have had members originating from India, Pakistan, Philippines, Canada, Iran, Lebanon, England, Croatia, New Zealand and Australia, who are all proud to call U.A.E. their home turf.

We are delighted that they have agreed to perform at the AAMF 2017!

Khaled Badrieh to play at AAMF ‘s ‘Classical Evening’ on 3 Nov

We are very pleased to announce that the Syrian oud player, Khaled Badrieh, has accepted our invitation to perform during the AAMF 2017’s ‘Classical Concert‘ on Friday, 3rd November.

Khaled performed to acclaim at the AAMF 2016, and this time he will be supported by his band members.

The venue for this concert is yet to be confirmed. 
Keep a lookout for more AAMF 2017 schedule details. They will be appearing on this webpage soon!

New ‘Jazz Garden Season 1’ kicks off in Dubai on Fri. 20th Oct.

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Following the SUCCESSFUL PILOT episode of the JAZZ GARDEN SERIES that took place in April 2017 at Habtoor Grand Resort ATTRACTING more than 4,000 fans, Chillout Productions CONFIRMS that SEASON 1 will kick off on Friday October 20th, and will end in April 2018 with a “2-DAY” SEASON’S GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL.

For further details, go to :-

AAMF ‘Creating with Music’ Workshops set for Friday, 3rd Nov.

As part of the AAMF 2017 series of events, Paola Conte is organising two “Creating with Music” workshops on Friday, 3rd November.

The first of these hour-long workshops will be for 3 to 5 year-olds, and the second for 6 to 9 year-olds. And, the kids will be accompanied by one adult.

The workshops’ main elements are:- a Drumming Circle; Listening and drawing; Singing out loud; Rhythmic gymnastics; Music theory made easy; and Classical and jazz music appreciation.

The workshop fee of AED. 60 Paola Workshop photo1also covers the cost of the take-away booklet & CD, and other included materials. A maximum number of 15 participants has been set for each workshop.

For more details of these “Creating with Music” workshops, please contact Paula Conte directly at:-

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We thank the Al Ain English Speaking School for its support for these two workshops.

The AAMF 2017 ‘Open Mic Night’ host is Sandy Buckner

Sandy BucknerWe are very pleased to announce that the host for the AAMF 2017 ‘Open Mic Night’ is Sandy Buckner.

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she’s been in Al Ain for 9 years now.

Sandy is a former host and performer from the ‘Jazz Night Open Mic on the Mountain’. She’s also participated in the ‘Abu Dhabi Soul Open Mic’ and other musical events in that city.

Sandy says, “I am looking forward to hosting and performing in the Open Mic Night for the Music Festival.”

Look out for further details of all of the AAMF 2017 events, which will be appearing on this website in the next few weeks!