Sharjah World Music Festival line-up

The Iraqi singer Kazem Al Saher wil headline the 2015 Sharjah World Music Festival. Nicole Hill / The National
The Iraqi singer Kazem Al Saher wil headline the 2015 Sharjah World Music Festival. Nicole Hill / The National
The Iraqi superstar Kadim Al Sahir tops the bill at the 2015 Sharjah World Music Festival.

The event’s second edition kicks off this month with a line-up that is bigger than last year.

In addition to Al Sahir, nearly a dozen regional and international acts will perform, including the Syrian singer Lena Chamamyan and the Lebanese artist Oumeima El Khalil.

On the international front, there will be concerts by the Moldovan violinist Pasha Cazan, the Italian singer Francesca Palamidessi and the versatile Spanish vocalist Pepe Martinez.

Presented by Sharjah Investment Development Authority (Shurooq) and organised by Furat Qaddouri Music Center, this year’s festival also features four new venues.

In addition to the Al Majaz Amphitheatre, other venues include the Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Qasba, Heart of Sharjah and The Flag Island.

• Sharjah World Music Festival runs from January 16 to 27. For ticket details, visit www.ticketmaster.ae

sasaeed@thenational.ae

Published: December 31, 2014 04:00 AM

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