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!

Lots of photos of the AAMF 2016 ‘Young Hands & Voices’ concert!

dsc_0984sLots of photos and a few videos of the AAMF 2016 ‘Young Hands & Voices concert are now available!

To view these photos and videos click on these two links:-  and


‘Young Hands & Voices’ in action…


The young performers delighted their audience at Al Qattara Arts Centre last Friday evening during the  AAMF’s “Young Hands & Voices” concert.


 This video of another of the evening’s performances – by a violinist and pianist from Aris Castro’s class – was kindly provided by Azhar Talal…

‘Magical’- “Young Hands & Voices” concert at Al Qattara Arts Centre


“Was amazing .. yes young voices and hands but big talent and great hope for a future were everyone speak the universal language of music love and peace.” Azhar Talal.

Our thanks go to Azhar Talal for providing us with this evocative photo of the AAMF ‘Young Hands & Voices‘ concert at Al Qattara Arts Centre on Friday, 18th Nov. 2016.

Our congratulations go to Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez for organising this concert so successfully!

Al Qattara Arts Centre ready for evening’s ‘Young Hands & Voices’


Al Qattara Arts Centre – 18th Nov. 2016 – Photo provided by Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez

Al Qattara Arts Centre is now ready to stage this evening’s AAMF 2016 “Young Hands & Voices” concert.

This concert starts at 5:30 pm. today. Admission is free. Don’t miss it!

Final two events of AAMF 2016 this Friday, 18th November

The final two events of the AAMF 2016 will take place this Friday, 18th November. We hope that you have enjoyed the AAMF 2016 ride so far and will come out in numbers to support the musicians again this Friday!


Young Musicians at their AAMF 2013 Concert in Brighton College, Al Ain

The venue for the ‘Young Hands & Voices‘ concert will be in the courtyard area within the Al Qattara Arts Centre complex. The stage placement is outdoors under the stars.

The Al Qattara Arts Centre’s location is featured on Google Maps at:-,55.7447229,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e8ab85555555555:0xc48fc3d8f55c566d!8m2!3d24.2601538!4d55.7491003

  • The sound check for this concert is scheduled for 4:30 pm – and all of the young performers have been advised to attend for it.

    The door opens for the audience at 5:15 pm, and the starting time is 5:30 pm..

    Admission is free – so, no tickets required!

    The dress code for this concert is ‘formal /casual’ – respecting UAE moral codes.

Many thanks go out to the corporate sponsors of this concert!
Bawadi Mall is loaning the grand piano; the Al Ain Danat Hotel is providing cake for the performers; the Hili Al Rayhaan Hotel by Rotana is giving vouchers for the best performers; and Aldar Academies is providing the sound system, instruments, and transportation to and from the venue.

This is the kind and generous sponsorship which is so vital for this community-based music festival. Without it, this festival won’t survive!

Strong response for the AAMF ‘Young Hands & Voices’ concert!

Schools in Al Ain have submitted more applications from their student performers for the ‘Young Hands & Voices‘ concert than expected. The response level has been very strong!

In fact, the start time has now been brought forward for this concert to 5:30 pm., so that extra performers can demonstrate their talents.
The date remains the same: Friday, 18th November, and the venue is still Al Qattara Arts Centre.

Don’t miss it!

Introducing Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez

yaremi-alvarez-at-pianoYaremi Ledesma Alvarez is the organiser of the AAMFYoung Hands and Voices‘ concert on 18th November at Al Qattara Centre. She was born in Cuba where she studied music from the age of 7 at the School of Arts. She started learning the piano, an instrument that became her passion afterwards. In the final year of her Music Performance Degree she studied double bass and classical singing.

After earning her qualification as a classical performer she joined the Music Teaching Faculty at the Superior Institute of Pedagogy where she graduated in 2003 and worked as an Assistant Professor for the subjects of Choir, Orchestra and Music History. She then started to learn the basics of several instruments to be able to support the students during rehearsals. She has composed music for radio shows in her home country and performed in various festivals as a soloist and as parts of musical ensembles.

She came to the UAE in 2005 as a performer, playing in several venues across the country but mainly based herself in Al Ain. Early after her arrival she joined the teaching forces as a piano, voice and theory teacher. She now owns her own Kindermusik program, enrolling and teaching children from 0- 7 years old.

Yaremi is currently the Instrumental Music Service Coordinator for Al Ain Academy, where she works as a Music and Spanish Teacher and is currently balancing work and study finishing her Master in Performing Arts.

She enjoys transmitting her passion for musical performance into her students. The ‘Young Hands and Voices‘ concert is a way to recognise all of the effort that these students from several schools across Al Ain put into their music practice every day. Please note that this concert starts at the earlier time of 6 pm.

Don’t miss is – it’s going to be memorable.

AAMF ‘Young Hands and Voices’ concert set for Fri., 18th Nov.

young-hands-and-voices-flyer-bConcert Organiser, Yaremi Alvarez, is bringing together some of Al Ain’s best young musicians for this showcase of their talents.

The venue is the splendid Al Qattara Arts Centre, next to the Al Qattara fort and oasis…

Admission to this young musicians’ concert is free!       Don’t miss it!

AAMF 2016 ‘Young Hands and Voices’ concert on Fri., 18th Nov.

young-musicians-performingOne of the main aims of the Al Ain Music Festival is to encourage local youngsters to pick up a musical instrument and perform.
So, this year, we are delighted to announce that there is going to be a concert dedicated specifically to their performances.

The AAMF 2016 ‘Young Hands and Voices concert will be held from 6 p.m. on Friday, 18th November – with the venue yet to be confirmed.

Its young performers will be the most talented music students from several of Al Ain’s leading schools.

This concert is being organised by Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez, the Instrumental Music Coordinator at the Al Ain Academy.

latest2AAMF 6Whilst this concert will be on the same evening as the AAMF 2016 ‘Reggae Night‘ at the
OnetoOne Hotel over in the Al Faida district of Al Ain, there should be enough time for a keen music lover to get across the city in time to see Natty Wailer and the Reggae Vibes perform.