Expo Beats, a unique monthly festival that takes visitors on a journey around the world through music, dance and culture, and the collaborative music series Late Nights @ Expo will together present a feast of color, creativity and culture all together. throughout Expo 2020 Dubai, which opens its doors to the world from October 1, 2021.
Encompassing six distinct musical roots, each Expo Beats festival is based on the philosophy of creating exciting fusions between artists from diverse backgrounds, from island influences from Hawaii, the Philippines and the Caribbean to the tribal rhythms of Tanzania and Bangladesh. The monthly series will mix genres, create fusions and invite the world to experience traditional and contemporary sounds in new and exciting ways at the Expo Jubilee stage.
The programming will be steeped in music, dance, visuals and spoken word, from traditional styles to current trends. Among the most famous artists are the Indian dream-pop duo Parekh & Singh; Jaymie Deville, Solo Loop Specialist and X Factor Australia Finalist; the acoustic guitar melodies and soulful voice of UAE-based singer-songwriter Rony Sarkis; UAE-based Arab group As Per Casper, which creates full-bodied symphonic pieces; NOON, a United Arab Emirates-based trio known for their funk grooves, African and Indian percussive rhythms and electronic effects.
Taking place once a month on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for eight hours starting at 4 p.m., the dynamic performers have been carefully selected to appeal to the diverse community of music lovers of all ages, nationalities and interests who will visit the mega event. .
Tareq Ghosheh, Director of Events and Entertainment, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: âMusic is a universal language that brings people and cultures together at a time when our communities need it most. We are delighted to be able to welcome such wonderful and inspiring talents from all over the world in a safe environment, celebrating humanity in a fun and engaging way.
The rich and diverse program kicks off with World Beats in October, setting the tone, featuring artists from all corners of the globe. Jubilee Beats coincides with the country’s Golden Jubilee in November, focusing on artists whose history began in the United Arab Emirates. The December Tribal Beats will be a cultural celebration of the many forms of authentic, ethnic and world music, arts and dance, while in January 2022 fans of modern and progressive artists can enjoy the City Beats showcase. , with artists from New Delhi to New York. In February, Desert Beats celebrates artists from communities living in the desert, with a focus on the MENA region, before Island Beats unites island music under one banner when the series closes in March.
In addition, every Thursday and Friday evening from 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on the Jubilee Stage, Late Nights @ Expo will connect artists and people from around the world, breaking down barriers between musical styles, generations and cultures. With the aim of improving collaboration between nations and international artists, the show offers a different experience every weekend, with new collaborations.
Performers include Syrian composer, songwriter and music producer Iyad Rimawi as well as his orchestra performing his melodic and touching scores with their unique fusion of oriental and classical elements; Jordanian singer-songwriter Dina Stars; the funk-rock group Carl & The Reda Mafia; Chilean musician, songwriter and singer Sergio Catalan; Serbian singer-songwriter Aleksandra Krstic; Jaye & Foe, a six-piece Dubai-based multi-instrumentalist group known for their brassy and jazzy folk sounds with elements of reggae, ska and gypsy rhythms; and Colombian Latin pop singer Fatiniza.
All concerts will be conducted with enhanced health and safety measures in accordance with the latest guidelines from the UAE government.
Expo 2020 Dubai invites visitors from all corners of the globe to participate in the creation of a new world, including the chance to experience a wide range of cultural and artistic initiatives dedicated to broadening horizons and bringing together of people, communities and nations.