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Joyce Didonato: EDEN

Joyce DiDonato: EDEN Abu Dhabi Festival Abroad Programme Exploring the majesty, might, and mystery of nature through both arresting and evocative music and theatrical effects, accomplished mezzo-soprano [...]
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HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS

In partnership with Ewa’a Shelter for Women and Children, a series of talks were hosted at the Expo 2020 Women’s Pavilion with international experts on humanitarian issues involving violence towards women. Aimed at strengthening awareness of violence and abuse, the talks explored what we can do as individuals, as a nation and as a community to make changes for a more violence-free world.

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RUNNING FOR HER LIFE DIRECTED BY SALEM BRAHIMI

Acclaimed Algerian filmmaker Salem Brahimi documents the inspiring story of Algerian Olympic champion Hassiba Boulmerka’s rise in the 1990s as a symbol of courage and resistance against death threats from religious extremists and oppression. Echoing the struggle of young Muslim women in some places to be allowed to jog and engage in sports, the film ultimately raises questions about the place of women in our societies.

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MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE EXHIBITION

Beginning with a visual art exhibition, literature festival and musical performance, Abu Dhabi Festival is partnering with the Middle East Institute in an innovative ongoing collaboration to strengthen US-UAE cultural ties. In 2022, this diverse range of activities includes an exhibition of contemporary art by leading Middle Eastern artists whose work explores the impact of climate change on their communities and natural environment, and the need for greater sustainability.

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A JOURNEY WITH THE ARABIC OUD

Retracing the history of the oud over more than a century and presenting eminent oud players and musicians, this box set of 2 CDs and 1 DVD, with an accompanying booklet, is a comprehensive archive of the most iconic instrument from the Arab region.

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HEKAYAT: SYMPHONIC TALES

Traversing the globe in 13 compositions played by 128 musicians in 20 countries, Hekayat captures the
musical traditions and cultures of every continent. Fusing genres such as hip-hop, western classical
music and Khaleeji rhythms.

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PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 ALBUM BY OMAR RAHBANY

In a unique combination of styles from a variety of cultures and time periods, Rahbany blends music from his own Lebanese Arab origins with European Baroque music such as Bach and Vivaldi, intricate Indian rhythms and the irresistible swing of Brazilian beats.

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