The Abu Dhabi Festival 2021, during the fourth evening of its Ramadan evenings, hosted the American singer and composer of Lebanese origins, Maysa Qaraa, who performed a number of masterpieces of oriental spiritual singing and Sufi heritage, carrying a message of hope, under the slogan “Doaa”, through the festival’s digital platforms.
And Mesa introduced: “Be and Be,” written by Oscar-winning artist I. Ar. Rahman, in cooperation with the Indian artist Javed Ali, and “Doaa” from the words of the Lebanese poet Henry Zgheib. She also collaborated with the famous violinist from Jordan, Yaroub Smirat, in the distribution of the two pieces.
The artist expressed her happiness to return once again to cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Group for Culture and Arts and the Abu Dhabi Festival, stressing the importance of the group and the festival’s role at all levels, especially in mitigating the effects of the “Covid-19” pandemic, in addition to transmitting a message of hope and solidarity, expressing humanity towards a better future.
She added, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the festival for its vision of investing in developing, supporting and qualifying young people to advance the artistic and cultural mobility in the region.”
The Abu Dhabi Festival continued its presentation of spiritual events in the holy month. Last night, the Egyptian vocalist Mahmoud Al-Tohamy and the artists Muhammad Tariq and Wael Al-Fashni presented in a musical artistic performance, celebrated in Arabic under the slogan “The Call of Love.” The series of Ramadan activities falls under the slogan “Human brotherhood… sophistication and hope”, as part of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2021 events program, and includes a digital performance with the participation of a group of artists for more than 25 songs and prayers, performed by eight singers and singers accompanied by 60 musicians. It is noteworthy that the Abu Dhabi Festival 2021, in its 18th edition, which will last for a whole year, combines traditional performances with virtual shows based on the latest digital technologies, as well as a group of performances and exhibitions, with the participation of 500 artists from more than 50 countries.
• 8 singers and singers accompanied by 60 musicians participate in the evenings.
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