Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah’s popular outdoor leisure destination, was the scene of a magical musical evening this Sunday the 18th of January as it played host to the third concert in the Sharjah World Music Festival, being presented by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and organised by Furat Qaddouri Music Centre and taking place from the 16th to the 25th of January 2015.
Talented Moldovan violinist Pasha Cazan mesmerized the audience at Al Majaz as she performed a diverse selection of musical pieces influenced both by her Balkan heritage and her new home in the Middle East. Her performance also included a number of songs from her first album ‘Back to the Souq’, released this month, including ‘Where are you now’, ‘Around the Clock’, and ‘Endless Summer’, which she dedicated to the UAE.
The Sharjah World Music Festival features free-to-public and ticketed concerts. The first set of free concerts took place at Al Majaz Waterfront, while the remaining free concerts have been relocated from Heart of Sharjah to Al Qasba due to inclement weather. The the ticketed events are being hosted at Al Qasba and Flag Island. The concert calendar is available at www.sharjahworldmusicfestival.com. Tickets for the festival’s concerts are available online at www.ticketmaster.
The first edition of the Sharjah World Music Festival was run at Al Qasba in Sharjah in the beginning of 2014. As a result of the resounding success and increasing public attention, it was decided to expand the festival into various venues in the emirate of Sharjah.
By organising the festival, Shurooq seeks to boost the cultural and art presence of Sharjah and the UAE, introduce various musical cultures around the world to the UAE community, and add a new product to the Emirate’s list of tourist, art, and cultural attractions.