The end of auditions and Ibrahim Gomaa «musical personality of the year»
«Dubai Music». Youth tunes resonate again
Poster for the new edition of the Dubai Youth Music Festival. From the source
Fatima Al Jallaf: An innovative platform that allows young talents to develop their skills and introduce their work in the fields of singing.
Tariq Al Menhali.
Elham Al Marzouqi.
A sustainable artistic environment provided by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) to creators and stars of art and music, through the Dubai Youth Music Festival, which aims to enrich the art scene and enhance the strength of cultural and creative industries, by developing the skills of emerging talents and injecting new blood into the local music sector.
Performance and categories
As part of preparations for the second edition of the Dubai Youth Music Festival, which will be hosted by the Mohammed bin Rashid Library on November 27, targeting the age group between 15 and 35 years of citizens and residents in the UAE, Dubai Culture announced the completion of the audition phase held at Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children, where the supervising committee received about 90 participants from various emirates, of whom more than 33 participants qualified and will compete for the festival awards in 11 categories: Best Solo, Best Solo, Best Duet, Best Choral Choir, Best Oud Player, Best Wind Player, Best Pianist, Best Oriental Band, Best Western Band, Best Stage Attendance, and Best Music – People of Determination.
Person of the Year
The Authority revealed that the Emirati artist Ibrahim Juma was awarded the title of "Musical Personality of the Year" in honor of his giving and long artistic career, and in recognition of his contributions to the rehabilitation and encouragement of artists, as Juma is one of the sons of the first generation who contributed to the establishment of the music sector in the country, and worked on developing the Emirati folk song, and presented his melodies to many local, Gulf and Arab art stars. Meanwhile, the Authority announced the members of the festival's jury, which will evaluate the finalists, including Emirati composer Ehab Darwish, member of the Grammy Awards Academy and President of the Emirates Musicians Association, Tariq Al Menhali, Vice President of the Emirates Musicians Association, and Elham Al Marzouqi, the first Emirati cellist.
Music Production Sector
Fatima Al Jallaf, Acting Director of the Performing Arts Department at Dubai Culture, stressed the Authority's keenness to raise the efficiency of the local music production sector by creating the necessary infrastructure to promote this sector, which is one of the pillars of Dubai's creative economy. She said: "Dubai Culture, through the Dubai Youth Music Festival, seeks to provide an innovative platform that allows young talents to develop their skills and introduce their work in the fields of singing, music composition, instrumentation, composing, and kinetic performance to community groups, in addition to highlighting the capabilities of Dubai-based music art centers," noting the importance of celebrating leading and influential figures in the music sector, as this comes as part of the Authority's commitments towards local artistic symbols, and introducing the community to their efforts. In promoting the creative movement witnessed by Dubai and the UAE.
• 33 participants compete for prizes.