Qatar Live is bringing 10 renowned artistes from the Arab world to perform in Qatar from December 5 to 17. Complementing the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup, leading Arab artistes will perform in Qatar during a few days of live entertainment, the Visit Qatar website said. The event will take place at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. "Experience spectacular musical nights, hear your favourite songs, and let the artistes light up the stage of Qatar Live," the ticketing website added.
Tickets can be purchased via Virgin Megastore (link available on Visit Qatar) and are priced at QR190 for Silver, QR290 for Gold, QR375 for Platinum and QR750 for VIP, according to Qatar Tourism.
The schedule is as follows:
* December 5: Magida El Roumi
* December 9: Mutref al-Mutref, Assala and Abdallah al-Rowaished
* December 16: Myriam Fares, Assi El Hallani and Salah al-Zadjali
* December 17: Aedh Yousef, Asma Lamnawar and Fahad al-Kubaisi
El Roumi is a Lebanese Soprano leading singer. She grew up in a musical environment and a family of artistes in the city of Kfarshima. Since releasing her first single in April 1975, El Roumi has gone on to record and release 14 studio albums. She has performed on stages all over the world, including Carnegie Hall in 1990 (New York, US), Paris Olympia in 1993 and 1998 (France), Royal Albert Hall in 1995 (London, UK), Place des Arts in 2003 (Montreal, Canada), Athens Concert Hall in 2009 (Greece), Cairo Opera House in 2018 (Egypt) and Royal Opera House of Muscat in 2013 (Oman).
Once dubbed as one of Kuwait’s most notable young musicians to watch out for, al-Mutref is a singer-songwriter currently signed with the prestigious label, Rotana Records. After receiving first place at the GCC Music Festival, al-Mutref released his first studio album, 'Monhak Gharam', and has since performed across the UAE and US with several tracks reaching the Top 100 Kuwait Music Charts.
With over 20 music awards to her name, including the ART Award for best Arab singer as well as Best Artiste in Dubai award, Syrian-born Assala Mostafa Hatem Nasri is arguably one of the most popular musicians in the Middle East. Assala’s decorated career in the music industry officially took off in 1991 with her hit operatic Egyptian-style album, 'Law Ta’rafou'. Sixty music videos, 43 hit singles and 24 albums later, Assala has remained an influential artist and humanitarian.
Born in Kuwait, al-Rowaished discovered his love for music at a young age. By the age of 14, he formed a group with his brother and two friends. By the early ’80s, four years after the group disbanded, he began his solo music career and has since recorded over 30 albums to date. Now signed to the record label Rotana, al-Rowaished is a beloved musician across the Middle East, with over 10mn streams across his singles, including the hit song 'Ma Sadag Khabar' and his 2020 single 'Taaban'.
Fares is a Lebanese-born multitalented entertainer with several successful studio albums under her belt and an international fanbase of over 16mn. Known for her captivating and show-stopping live performances, which earned her the title of 'Queen of the stage', Fares’s sound bridges the gap between western and Arab pop music. Appointed Google’s first ambassador across the Middle East and North Africa, and ranking the No. 1 most searched Arab musician, Fares is considered one of the most popular and influential female artistes in the Middle East.
Multitalented Lebanese singer and composer El Hallani began singing in Beirut at 16, before going on to release his first studio album a year later in 1989 under the name Baytik Qasr. El Hallani is known for popularising the Arab vocal technique accompanied with the oud performance, which he also studied at the Higher Institute of Music in Lebanon. His artistry has earned numerous awards throughout his career such as Best Live Arabic Sound at Dubai Music Festival, an honorary PhD from the University of Michigan and his most treasured award, receiving the title of 'Fares el Ghina’ el Arabi' (The knight of Arabic Music) from the late Georges Ibrahim El Khoury.
Al-Zadjali is a distinctive Omani artiste and composer. Throughout his musical career, he has contributed to taking Omani songs to new levels, achieving ongoing successes in the Gulf and the Arab region. He is well-known for his exceptional romantic singles and albums.
Also, he has had an influence on national and sports songs.
Yousef, a Saudi-born singer, is known best for his collaborative use of instruments, sounds, genres and vocal styles. His unique style is heavily influenced by his wide-ranging musical palette and interest in exploring different cultures. In 2016, he debuted his self-titled album, which produced three singles and won several first place awards across the Middle East. The track 'Fman Allah' from the same album occupied the No. 1 spot for several weeks and was regarded as the highest viewed single across Arab Gulf countries, accumulating over 8.5mn views, and also ranking No. 1 on streaming service Anghami for six consecutive weeks.
Born in Casablanca, Morocco, and cited in 'Forbes' as one of the 'Top 100 Arab Celebrities', Lamnawar is a persistent and ambitious talent with a deep love for music. With the support of her family, at 15, she entered the industry and made her debut TV performance. After 28 years in the business, she has now worked under some of the largest Arab production companies and has since toured across Europe as well as the Middle East, accumulating a fan base of over 13mn.
Finally, al-Kubaisi is a Qatari-born singer/record producer best known for his "tender" baritone style and famous for producing a sophisticated genre of Khaliji music. Signed to Rotana Records, al-Kubaisi is the first Qatari to be nominated for a Grammy in 2018. He released his first album, 'Jamaal El Rouh' (The Beauty of the Soul), in 2001 and has since produced several successful albums.