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Arab pop stars Mohammed Assaf, Nawal Al Zoghbi and Nabil Shuail to star in Sharjah concerts

The singers will appear as part of a performance series at Al Majaz Amphitheatre

Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf will perform at Sharjah's Al Majaz Amphitheatre. Picture by Chris Whiteoak
Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf will perform at Sharjah's Al Majaz Amphitheatre. Picture by Chris Whiteoak

Sharjah’s popular waterfront venue Al Majaz Amphitheatre is hosting a series of high-profile Arabic concerts.

Egyptian, Lebanese and Khaleeji pop as well as romantic ballads are on offer in a series of fortnightly Friday concerts, taking place from January 25 until March 1.

Launching the series on January 25 is veteran Egyptian singer Hani Shaker. Known as the ‘Prince of Arabic Singing’, the occasion will mark his debut performance in the northern emirate.

He will be joined by classy Lebanese crooner Wael Jassar, who is set to enchant the audience with smooth tracks such as regional hit Wa Btes'aleeni.

February 8 finds two generations of stars taking to the stage. Palestinian pop artist Mohammed Assaf will surely bring out a youthful crowd as the former Arab Idol performs hits from his two albums, as well as a selection of Levantine folk songs.

Also headlining that evening is the always dependable Ragheb Alama. The Lebanese singer’s romantic balladry is legendary, and with high tempo tunes such as Elli Baana and Ana Esmi Habibahe, he will surely keep the youngsters captivated as well.

February 15 is dedicated to Khaleeji music, to be performed by a regional giant and a rising star. Kuwait’s Nabil Shuail's powerful voice should electrify the crowd, as he performs hits such as Ana Nater and Ma Arwa’ak.

Performing before him is Eida Al Menhali, an Emirati star on the rise who sang at the opening of the Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi earlier this month.

The concert series ends on March 1 with two regional favourites. Lebanon’s Nawal Al Zoghbi will come to Sharjah, bringing with him with nearly three decades' worth of hits including El Layali and Albi Da’a.

Also on the bill is Iraq’s Majid Al Muhandas, whose energetic take on Khaleeji pop always goes down well with the young generation, particularly the tracks Bayni W Baynak and Saharni Halaha.

Tickets for all concerts begin from Dh100 from www.platinumlist.net

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Updated: January 14, 2019 03:35 PM

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