Dubai Music Week to close with Arabic night

Visit DubaiThe first ever Dubai Music Week will end with a free concert featuring rising Arab stars on September 29 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, organizers have announced.

Headliners of the night include X Factor Arabia 2013 winner Mohammad Riffi, who will be joined by the show’s participants Ebrahim Abd Elatheem, Adham Naboulsi and rap group Young Pharoz.

The second half of the evening will feature performances by Arab Idol contestants, including Egyptian singer and 2012 winner Carmen Soliman, and Dounia Batma and Yousuf Arafat.

The winner of Pepsi BandSlam, a battle of bands to be held daily at the six-day event, will open the show at 6pm.

A special performance of the Quincy Jones-produced charity single Tomorrow/Bokra, which featured some of the biggest Arab stars, will also see the legendary producer take the stage with Arabic performers and children from different educational institutions supported by the funds raised from the sales proceeds of the track.

Dubai Music Week, conceptualized by Jones’ Global Gumbo Group (G3) will kick off on Tuesday and will feature music seminars, workshops and exhibitions along with performances by and Timbaland on September 26, Selena Gomez on September 27 and a Bollywood night on September 28 featuring actor and director Farhan Akhtar and composer Pritam among others.

“Showcasing the incredible musical talents of the Arab world is the most fitting finale for Dubai Music Week” said Taymoor Marmarchi, the executive director of G3. “Bringing together the best of Pepsi BandSlam, X Factor Arabia and Arab Idol for a single concert will be a memorable evening for everyone in attendance.”


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