World music concert comes back to Abu Dhabi

Barzakh Festival takes place at NYUAD

We love that Abu Dhabi is such a multi-cultural melting pot – so hearing about the return of a mega music festival with an international flavour really struck a chord with us.

The two-day Barzakh Festival will be taking centre stage inside the Red Theater of The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi next weekend, with sounds from all corners of the globe to enjoy.

The first day of the event will see the purveyors of electro Arabic shamstep (yes, it’s a thing), Jordanian band 47Soul, wowing crowds along with Pedro Coquenão, who blends together Angolan music with hip-hop and electronic influences.

The festival will conclude with performances from Haiti’s RAM, Dutch punk scene veterans, The Ex, who will team up with Ethiopia’s Fendika, and Dubai’s Al Nuban Folklore Troup.

Dhs105. Feb 28-Mar 1 7.30pm (both nights). The Red Theater, The Arts Center at NYUAD University, Saadiyat Island, www.abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net.

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