Louvre Abu Dhabi reveals plan for major musical performance

Large scale commissioned musical and artistic performance announced, inspired by the Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia exhibition
Louvre Abu Dhabi reveals plan for major musical performance
The performance will be accompanied by a calligraphic performance by Koom.
By Sam Bridge
Tue 06 Nov 2018 06:18 PM

Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced the premiere of On The Roads Of Arabia, a large scale commissioned musical and artistic performance inspired by the Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia exhibition.

The 75 minute performance will see 80 artists from across the Arab world come together, illustrating the roads of exchanges of Arabia, from Morocco to China.

The performance will run for three nights from November 8-10 and includes music, dance and poetry from the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, Mediterranean, India, Indonesia and China, accompanied by a calligraphic performance by Koom that will reveal itself during the program.

The artists and groups participating in the performance include Faisal Al Labban and the Ensemble Al Bahhara of Jeddah from Saudi Arabia, Farida Mohamed Ali from Iraq, Ramadan Aly Hassan Youssef from Egypt, Ensemble Rhoum El Bakkali from Morocco, Zewditou Yohannes Ensemble from Ethiopia, Ghewar Khan Manghanyar from India, Lingling Yu from China, Ratoh Jaroh from Indonesia, Mohamed Koumenji aka Koom from Tunisia, and Al Ayyala Dance Troup from the UAE.



The exhibition, Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia, which runs from November 8 to February 16, 2019, will explore the rich history of the Arabian Peninsula through archaeological and cultural artefacts, including a selection of rare pieces from the UAE.

On The Roads Of Arabia tickets can be bought online at www.louvreabudhabi.ae or at the museum for AED150.

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