Middle Eastern and Latin fusion music finds a home in Qatar
Familia Assad concert features pieces specifically created for LACF
Doha, October 2nd, 2011: As a special tribute to the first Latin American Cultural Festival (LACF), world-renowned Brazilian-born music band, Familia Assad, promise to entertain their fans with new pieces that have been specially created for this occasion.
Composed by Sergio and Clarice Assad and performed along with their family members Odair, Badi, Carolina Assad (Odair's daughter) & Clarice Assad (Sérgio's daughter), the Brazilian-born band with Syrian roots, will present a program that explores the rhythmic similarities that tie Middle Eastern music with the music of Brazil.
Malika AlShraim, Public Relations Manager at Katara said, “Familia Assad’s special performance is an embodiment of what Katara is all about – exchanging the world’s cultures, embracing differences and then taking that experience to create and share ‘new’ art to bridge gaps.”
Recognized for their brilliance in classical, jazz, and Latin repertoires, Familia Assad has been widely acclaimed by international players for their contribution in the music world. Their LACF performance will be held at Katara’s Drama Theater (Building 16) at 7:00pm on Saturday 8th of October.
The ten-day festival, running from the 6th to the 15th of October, brings together over 230 performers from nine different Latin American countries and will showcase the best of Latin music, dance and film. Fans interested in finding out more about LACF can follow Katara’s twitter (@kataraqatar )and Facebook accounts (https://www.facebook.com/#!/KataraQatar).
Tickets for all performances can be purchased and are available at Virgin Megastores during store operating hours (from 9:30am – 12midnight) at both Landmark and Villaggio outlets. They can also be purchased online at www.virginmegastore.me.
About Katara – The Cultural Village
Situated on the eastern coast of Doha, Katara – The Cultural Village is an integrated cultural landmark which possesses the character of a historic and inspirational breeding ground for arts and culture in Qatar.
The village is built on 1,000,000 square meters, its interconnecting pathways and creatively placed buildings constructed to resemble Al Fareej, an ancient Qatari alley.
Attractions offered by Katara – The Cultural Village include an open amphitheatre, an opera house, a cinema which can double as a drama theatre, a multi-purpose hall, handicrafts souq, book stall, and beach, in addition to a rich variety of international cuisine.
Several locally based NGOs, including Algannas Society, Childhood Cultural Center, Qatar Fine Arts Society, Qatar Photographic Society, Qatar Society for Engineers, and Visual Art Center, currently operate in Katara – The Cultural Village.
By hosting entertaining and informative festivals, exhibitions, forums, and other cultural events, Katara – The Cultural Village accentuates Doha’s globally recognized position as the capital of Arab culture.
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