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Lineup of Events: The 28th Bahrain International Music Festival

Since its launch in 1992, the Bahrain International Music Festival returns every year in the Kingdom of Bahrain while celebrating International Music Day, merging diverse cultures and heritages from around the Arab world and beyond, and presenting them to the Kingdom through cultural sites.

In its 28th consecutive year, the festival comes part of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities’ year-long celebrations, under the theme “Our Year of Celebrations”. The festival will highlight various musical genres ranging from orchestra, rock and pop, to the Kingdom’s very own traditional tunes. Several embassies in the Kingdom also have a great contribution towards the festival, such as the Embassy of France and the Embassy of Germany.


L’Orchestre Lamoureux

Date: 19 October 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Bahrain National Theatre
Country: France
Age: 10 years & above
Genre: Orchestra

A special classical musical evening starring French opera orchestra, L’Orchestre Lamoureux, founded in Paris in 1881 by Charles Lamoureux.

Tickets are sold at Virgin Megastore

Mo Zowayed

Date: 20 October 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Cultural Hall
Country: Kingdom of Bahrain
Genre: Song
Age: 10 years & above
Free Admission

In an indie-folk musical evening combining vocal hooks, guitar-driven melodies and soulful upbeat sounds, Bahraini musician Mo Zowayed will take the audience on a wanderlust journey through his transient experiences.

SONGS: Musicals from Paris to Broadway

Ensemble Contraste
Date: 22 October 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Cultural Hall
Country: France
Genre: Concert
Age: 10 years & above
In collaboration with the Embassy of France

The French Ensemble Contraste presents a variety of musical genres including classical, tango, musical comedy, jazz, and more in a thrilling musical evening.

Free Admission www.ensemblecontraste.com

Treptow

Date: 23 October 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Cultural Hall
Country: Germany
Genre: Rock

In their very first concert outside of Europe, German rock band “Treptow” are set to present their energetic songs in their native language and bring the sound of Berlin to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Free Admission
treptow-musik.com

Daline Jabbour

Date: 24 October 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Cultural Hall
Country: Lebanon
Genre: Song
Age: 10 years & above

Versatile artist Daline Jabbour specializes in oud, vocal coaching, classical Arabic and Soufi music. In addition to her performance, a group of specialized musical experts in the domain of improvising in accordance with the Takht Standard of Arabic Music will accompany her.

Free Admission

Bahrain Music Band

Music & Memories: A TV Retrospective
Date: 25 October 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Cultural Hall
Country: Kingdom of Bahrain
Genre: Music
Age: 10 years & above

The Bahrain Music Band are set to bring back some of the most joyous memories filled with nostalgia from the songs and music of TV drama. These series spoke society’s language, in terms of the reality and aspirations that they portray, and had a massive impact on forming the identities of the Bahraini and Arab societies on a similar level, while leaving a memorable mark in our contemporary history.

Free Admission

Dar Al Muharraq

Date: 26 October 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Building 1068, Road 1617, Block 216 Muharraq
Country: Kingdom of Bahrain
Genre: Song
Age: 10 years and above

A live performance highlighting the various styles of the uniquely Bahraini Fjiri tradition, a mystical genre that traces its roots back to the island’s glorious legacy of its world-famous pearling heritage.

Free Admission


Drum Making Workshop for Children

Date: 19 October, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Dar Almuharraq
Age: 6 – 12 years

Folk art has always been closely linked to our heritage; emotions were expressed during the long diving trips through music and its various instruments. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to pearling music and “Marawas”, where they will learn more about the instrument and get the opportunity to make their very own drums. 

Choir Workshop

Date: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Time: 20 October, 2019
Venue: Art Centre
Age: 13 and above
In collaboration with Harmony Music Center

Participants will learn about the many aspects associated with voice, sound and breathing, while getting familiar with choir warm-ups and multi-voiced pieces.

Groovy Music Workshop

Date: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Time: 21 October, 2019
Venue: Art Centre
Age: 6 – 10 years
In collaboration with Harmony Music Center

Participants will engage their body and mind through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting, while using percussion instruments such as xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels. While learning at their own pace and level of understanding, children will also emphasize arts integrations with stories, poetry, movement and drama.

Expression in Music

Date: 24 October, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Bab Al Bahrain – Front Outdoor Space (Market Area)
Age: 6 – 10 years

Participants will learn the various ways of expression and innovation through music during Expression in Music workshop.

Reclaiming Our Ethnomusicologies

Conducted by Hasan Hujairi
Date: 25 – 26 October, 2019
Time: 4:307:00 p.m.
Venue: Art Centre
Age: 17 years and above

A two-day workshop exploring the field of ethnomusicology and relating it to music history and practice in the Kingdom of Bahrain. By understanding the logic behind this field of study, participants will be introduced to ways of reconsidering music forms found in Bahrain.


ALONG WITH MUSIC…

Café Lilou Music Festival Menu:

Café Lilou is presenting a special and exclusive menu once again this year at all their cafe locations in collaboration with the 28th Bahrain International Music Festival from 19-26 October 2019.

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