Daily Archives: January 18, 2018

Sharjah World Music Festival Continues To Inspire Audiences With Diverse Musical Traditions

The fifth edition of Sharjah World Music Festival (SWMF 2018) is continuing to take audience on a heartwarming journey into the wonderfully diverse world of music, with leading musicians from the Arab and western worldslending a distinct flavourto each concert evening.

Visitors to Al Qasba were treated to an electric blend of musical traditions performed by the Alwan band, featuring zitherist Bassam Abdelsattar who treated the audience to a fantastic fusion of Arabic and Turkish styles.Considered as some of the best musicians in the Middle East, Alwan presented beautiful oriental piecescomprisingclassical music, jazz and blues, among which was a soulful rendition of the legendary Umm Khultum’s ensemble of songs.