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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.
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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 blend genres, create fusions, and invite the world to experience traditional and contemporary sounds in new and exciting ways at Expo’s 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: “Music 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 talent 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.
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.