– As Part of Spring of Culture Festival –
Manama, Bahrain Economic Development Board 5th March 2018: The Gulf’s renowned singers Abdallah Al Rowaished and Nabil Shuail will honour the audience with a repertoire from their past and latest albums as part of the thirteenth edition of the annual Spring of Culture festival. The concert will take place at Bahrain Bay on 9th March 2018 at 8:30 pm.
Abdallah Al Rowaished was born in 1961 in Kuwait. At a young age, he discovered a love for music when he started to play the oud. In 1973, Rowaished established the Al Roba’y Al Kuwaiti group. However, the group disbanded in 1979, since then Rowaished has focused on his solo career, which began in the early 1980s with the release of his first album under AlNazaer Music Production Company. In 1995, he signed a contract with the Saudi record company Rotana. To date, he has released over 30 albums.
Nabil Shuail was born in 1962 in Kuwait. Nicknamed the Gulf Nightingale, he rose to fame in the 1980s with the song and album ‘Sikat Safar’ under DanDoon Music Production Company. Known for his ability to use multiple vocal layers while singing, Nabil Shuail is the first Gulf singer who has experimented by singing various Arabic dialects such as the Egyptian, Moroccan and Lebanese dialects. He was a pioneer in promoting Khaleeji music outside the GCC across the Arab world. To date, he has released over 26 albums.
Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is organising the upcoming concert. Tickets for the event can be purchased exclusively online on www.springofculture.org.
Thirteen years after its inauguration, the Spring of Culture festival has transformed into a landmark in Bahrain’s calendar of events. The festival contributes significantly to Bahrain’s tourism sector each year which is a key priority sector for the EDB as part of its diversification strategy. The number of inbound tourists to Bahrain has been increasing year on year, with the total number of visitors reaching 12.7 million last year as compared to 12.2 million in 2016.
Apart from being a festival that builds cultural communication bridges between Bahrain and the rest of the world, Spring of Culture also supports SME’s in the Kingdom whose products and services are enjoyed by and promoted to a new and wider audience during the pre-shows.
Tamkeen is committed to helping drive growth in local businesses and contributes to the promotion of Bahraini SMEs. As a result, it has become a Partner of Spring of Culture for SME Development. SMEs focused on food and beverage can showcase their products during the festival, adding to the visitors’ overall experience of all that Bahrain has to offer and contributing to the promotion of Bahraini SMEs.
The Gold Sponsors of this year’s festival are: Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco), GFH Financial Group, National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) and Tamkeen, while Silver Sponsors include: Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), Bahrain Duty Free, Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK), Gulf Air and Huawei.
For the latest news and updates on events, follow the official Spring of Culture official channel @springofculture on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The full festival program details are available on www.springofculture.org and on the Spring of Culture App.
For more information, please contact:
Economic Development Board
Telephone: +973 17589966
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About Spring of Culture
The Spring of Culture is an annual festival recognised as one of the most significant cultural events in Bahrain. The festival is organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research, in cooperation with Al Bareh Art Gallery and La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art.
The Spring of Culture has offered up a multitude of exciting and distinctive experiences over the past twelve seasons. The annual festival has brought an array of talented artists from Bahrain, the Arab world and beyond, covering theatre, art, music, poetry and literature. The festival also includes a host of other cultural activities held throughout the Kingdom that highlight Bahrain’s rich heritage and unique cultural and historical landmarks, entertaining and educating local citizens and overseas visitors.