The Biggest Arab Contemporary Artists Brought Together On One Stage
Yasmine Hamdan, Sharmoofers, The Wanton Bishops, Manal and Moh Flow set to put on an incredible live show for 5 hours
dxbeats is Dubai Opera’s first Arabic music festival to tap into the region’s energetic vibrant music scene, offering music fans the chance to hear an eclectic line-up of leading artists who have taken the Arab music scene by storm and captivated audiences with their powerful lyrics and colourful range of genres from regaeton, pop, funk, jazzy blues, rock, hip-hop.
Taking Dubai Opera’s acoustic perfection, intimate space and massive stage into a whole new level, the music festival debuts with headlining act Yasmine Hamdan, Lebanon’s groundbreaking music icon, Egypt’s powerhouse band Sharmoofers, internationally renowned rock band The Wanton Bishops, Morocco’s wild heart urban superstar Manal and UAE based star representing the youth’s hip-hop movement Moh Flow.
Dubai Opera will transform into a flat-floor concert hall, providing a capacity of nearly 3,000 people to enjoy 5-hours of incredible music and an experience like no other!
Beverage stations will be available inside the auditorium.
Doors open at 5pm
About the artists:
A leading pioneer in the Arabic Indie music scene, Yasmine Hamdan is one of the first artists in the region to adopt the codes of indie music with her former band Soapkills. she marvelously combines oriental heritage and Western influences in her music that turned her from an underground sensation to an international phenomenon.
Ever since Ahmed Bahaa “Bob” and Mohamed El Arkan “Moe” formed the Egyptian band back in March 2012, Sharmoofers have taken stages across the MENA region by storm, mesmerizing their crowds and giving them performances to remember. Sharmoofers’ creations are best described as a comedic narration of the surreal chaos of their daily lives. Their songs are infused humorous tracks of upbeat tempos, Jazzy Blues, Hip-hop and Cuban Funk with a distinctive African flavor.
The Wanton Bishops
Internationally acclaimed The Wanton Bishops, though a band by every definition of the word, is actually the vision of one very eclectic man – Nader Mansour from Beirut. The Wanton Bishops’ successful debut album Sleep With The Lights On won the Beirut band accolades and opportunities, including opening for The Who, Guns N’ Roses, and Lana Del Rey, and paved the way to many major festival performances.
Urban Pop songstress MANAL. Hailing from Marrakech, Morocco, Manal is a 24-year-old urban superstar who is dubbed as Morocco’s wild heart for her fierce songwriting skills and demeanor. Manal’s powerful anthem “Taj” tackling women empowerment in the Arab world has clocked over 6 million views to date. Manal signed with Sony Music Entertainment earlier in February.
Moh Flow featuring A’Y
Born in Syria, raised in Saudi Arabia, and based in Dubai, Moh Flow is a singer and rapper. Supported by elder brother and producer/engineer Ayham (aka A’Y), Moh Flow started rapping in 2005 and within eight years had released his first three mixtapes. After the more widely distributed debut album This Is Yo(u), issued in 2016, Moh Flow collaborated with Pusha T on “Options,”which was released in 2017.
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