Another AAMF – the 5th – is over!

The fifth edition of the Al Ain Music Festival -in its new format-concluded successfully last Friday, 24th November.

Young Hands & Voices concert 24 Nov. 2017 10aEarly 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.

Chronicles of Khan at the Luce on 24 Nov 2017Later 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!

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 .

Luce Restaurant at Danat Hotel is the venue on Friday, 24th Nov.

The venue for the final AAMF 2017 concert is the

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The ‘Chronicles of Khan‘ band from Dubai will be performing there ‘unplugged’ on Fri., 24th November.Chronicles of Khan colour

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This rock concert starts at 8pm..

For background information about the Chronicles of Khan visit –

http://www.facebook.com/chroniclesofkhan

Please note that admission to this concert is now free of charge!

Don’t miss it!

Khan of the ‘Chronicles of Khan’

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!

Swing Revue in Al Ain tonight!

This swinging video shows the Swing Revue Band playing ‘All About the Bass‘ at the AAMF 2015 “International Jazz Evening“.

The Swing Revue make their overdue return to Al Ain this evening.
The AAMF “All About the Jazz! concert starts at 8 pm in the Zest Garden at the Al Ain Rotana Hotel.

The Desert Jazz Duo, also down from Dubai for this concert, will play the opening set.

Tickets, available at the door, are priced at AED 49. Don’t miss it!

Full house for AAMF “Young Hands & Voices” on Fri. 24th. Nov.

Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez, the organiser of the AAMF “Young Hands & Voices event on 24th November, has informed us today that all of the 250 tickets for this concert have now been reserved.

Young Hands & Voices concert bannerThe Al Ain Academy’s auditorium is going to be full next Friday for this concert, which will feature performances by a number of the local schools’ gifted young musicians.

Some tickets, priced at AED. 49, are still available for the AAMF “All About the Jazz! concert, starting at 8pm. ,tomorrow night at the Rotana Hotel’s Zest Garden. 

For details of the Al Ain Rotana Hotel, including its location map, go to:-

https://www.rotana.com/rotanahotelandresorts/unitedarabemirates/alain/alainrotana

To reserve your concert tickets, email alainmusicfestival@gmail.com .

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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!

Swing Revue return to Al Ain on Friday, 17th November!

Laura and Dean Swing RevueWe are delighted that the Dubai-based Swing Revue band will be performing at the AAMF ‘All About the Jazz! concert at the Al Ain Rotana Hotel this Friday, 17th November. The band’s performance at the AAMF 2015 “International Jazz Evening” ( see video below) was received with great acclaim.

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Swing Revue performing at the AAMF 2015 ‘International Jazz Evening’

The Swing Revue band members are:- Eric Bernabe, banjo/guitar; Janelle Bernado, percussion; Soren Hansen, bass; Laura Ingham, vocals; Rob Milner, piano; and Dean Pratt, trumpet.

Background details about this region’s leading Swing Band are available from their website:- http://www.theswingrevue.com/

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Swing Revue at the AAMF 2015 ‘International Jazz Evening’ at the Hili Al Rayhaan Rotana Hotel.

The Desert Jazz Duo will also be performing a set on the same schedule this Friday, 17th November.

This jazz concert starts at 8 pm. The stage will be in the hotel’s Zest Garden, close to the Rotana’s Zest restaurant and the hotel’s pool area.

Tickets are priced at AED. 49. The Rotana Hotel has provided the AAMF with a limited number of tickets in advance. To reserve these tickets, you can email us at alainmusicfestival@gmail.com .
Tickets will also be available on the door on Friday evening.
                                                     Don’t miss it!

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Joan McEldowney returns to AAMF stage this Thurs. 16th Nov.

 Last year’s AAMF Director, Joan McEldowney, will be making a welcome return to the stage this Thursday evening to perform at the AAMF “Acoustic Vibes!” concert. This video shows Joan performing for us at the AAMF’s “Guitar Evening” at the Sands Club, Al Ain, two years ago.

Please note that the start time for Thursday’s “Acoustic Vibes!” concert has been brought forward to accommodate all of the talented performers lined up on this evening’s programme!
La Dolce Vita venue will open up at 5:30 pm. on 16th November.
Admission is free of charge. Why not come along and support your local musicians?