Bahrain to host International Jazz festival

Bahrain’s first international jazz festival is all set to make its debut in the Kingdom in October this year.

  
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Manama: Bahrain’s first international jazz festival is all set to make its debut in the Kingdom in October this year.

The open air festival, organised by the Royal Golf Club, Clockwork and BMMI, on 6 October 2017, will feature eight international and local jazz artists and musicians.

“We are extremely excited and privileged to be able to host the First International jazz fest in Bahrain,” Royal Golf Club Director of Food & Beverage/Executive Chef Paul Gindra told DT News. The first of its kind event will be held at the Royal Golf Club golf course and is expected to attract more than 3,000 jazz music enthusiasts from Bahrain and the abroad.

The festival will feature internationally acclaimed acts such as Electric Swing Circus (UK), The Ska Vengers (India), The Speakeasies Swing Band (Greece), Swing Zazou (UK) and the Dihann Moore & the SheGroovee Band (USA) as well popular local acts AQ’s Jazz Experience, Mohammed Rashid Trio featuring Banah and Captain Tea.

“Together with our organising partners’ Clockworks and BMMI we have been working hard to create a unique jazz experience that the whole family can enjoy,” added Gindra. The fest has a sustainable community approach and will host a series of jazz workshops and local music events at various venues in September leading up to the open-air festival on October 6.

Commenting on the event, BMMI Senior Key Account Manager Michael Goodger said: “We are delighted to be a partner in Bahrain’s first international jazz festival which promises to be a fun day for the whole family, with unique on-site activities catering to all ages and some truly landmark musical talents on display.”

Jude D’Souza, Managing Partner, Clockwork said: “We are especially proud to have the backing of the Economic Development Board of Bahrain who share our vision for making this exciting initiative an annual driver for tourism in the Kingdom and also a contributor to the promotion of local music talents in Bahrain.”

The family friendly event is open to all ages and starts at 12 noon until 10 pm and will host activities for the whole family such as interactive children’s tents, food trucks, corporate hospitality areas, activation zones and all day markets. Tickets are priced at BD20 for adults and BD10 for juniors with children aged 6 and under admitted free (all standing).

Harpreet Kaur/ DTNN reporter@dt.bh

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