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The kingdom showcases its rich cultural heritage

October 13-22

Welcome to the Silver Jubilee of the Bahrain International Music Festival, brought to you by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities. Coinciding with the year-long “Bahrain Your Destination” campaign, the 25th edition of this event will bring together acclaimed musical innovators who will dazzle the audience with their talents, all in a splendid artistic celebration that facilitates inter-cultural dialogue and affirms Bahrain’s position as a leading destination for cultural tourism.

October 6-31

Parallelism Exhibition

We look at strings and we think, do strings have to be parallel to make beautiful music? What would happen if they interweave? ‘Parallel’ is an art exhibition presenting the vision of a group of young artists regarding the parallel philosophy in our lives.

Where: Art Centre, Bahrain | Time: 8 am – 8 pm

Musicians Without Borders

An ensemble of five musicians from different nationalities united by a passion to promote harmony between the people of the world by showcasing their diverse heritages and how they blend with other cultures from around the world.

Where: Cultural Hall | Time: 8 pm

October 13

Lutfi Bushnaq “Liqa’a”

Arab music superstar Lutfi Bushnaq takes the stage to perform his signature style which blends the classical Arabic music and Andalusian Tunisian ma’luf genres with a mix of global flavours.

Where: Bahrain National Theatre | Time: 8 pm

Yazz Ahmed “Alhaan al Siduri”

An innovative melancholy sound by Yazz Ahmed, inspired by the traditional seafaring chants of Bahraini pearl divers and women’s wedding songs, which she has fused with elements of jazz and electronica.

Where: Cultural Hall | Time: 8 pm

October 16

Anoushka Shankar

A concert to remember by Grammy-winning crossover artist Anoushka Shankar featuring music from her latest album Land of Gold which was inspired by the plight of refugees and humanity’s quest for inner peace.

Where: Bahrain National Theatre | Time: 8 pm

October 18

Jassim Bin Harban

The rich and colorful world of Bahraini marriages is the subject of this lecture by leading academic Jassim bin Harban and his book Marriage in Bahraini Society in which he sheds light on the traditions that make these occasions so unique.

Where: Bahrain National Museum Time: 8 p.m.

Mojca Zlobko Vajgl & Massimo Mercelli “European Classics for Flute & Harp”

Flautist Massimo Mercelli and Harpist Mojca Zlobko Vajgl present a program of select pieces from the rich repertoire composed for the flute and harp, two of most traditional instruments in European classical music.

Where: Cultural Hall | Time: 8 p.m.

Bahrain Music Band

Since its establishment in 1996, the Bahrain Music Band has been the kingdom’s music ambassador in celebrations and events locally and abroad, in addition to serving as a platform for composers Bahrainis and talented to perform their works.

Where: Cultural Hall | Time: 8 p.m.

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