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Dubai is a Hotbed of Global Music

Dubai is well and truly a 21st century hub where global cultures can converge and share their uniqueness. I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better to celebrate than with music.

Here are a few highlights of what is to come over the next few months.

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Gregorian Live, 1 November 2012

The human voice is enchanting and haunting and with Gregorian Live, you get both. Taking modern pop and rock songs the ten-man choir performed chant-inspired versions of songs by some of the world’s biggest artists including Elton John, Sting, Lenny Kravitz and Duran Duran. They have a diverse fan base and have performed to more than one million people worldwide.

Dubai Latin Festival, 24-27 January 2013

With traditional music comes dance and for four days at the end of January 2013 award winning dancers from the international community will be converging on Dubai to celebrate the music and dance of one of the world’s most passionate cultures.

This is the place for performers, musicians, or even just anybody who loves Latin culture. As always there is a focus on salsa and tango, the dances that epitomise everything Latin.

There will be more than 27 hours of dance workshops and there will be some spectacular performances over two nights as the third Middle East Tango and Salsa Championship as milongueros (tango fanatics) boleo, ocho, and sacada on the dance floor.

Dubai International Jazz Festival, 14-22 February 2013

In its 11th year the Dubai International Jazz Festival has gone from strength to strength. When it celebrated its 10 edition an incredible 46,000 fans saw 27 bands over nine nights. If that’s anything to go by this year could be even bigger. This one takes place at Festival Park, Al Badia Golf Club so your hotel in Dubai will be an easy trip to and from the central location.

Chill Out Festival, April 2013

Hugely popular with all ages in 2012 the 2013 Chill Out Festival will have the same broad and diverse selection of musical genres. It’s an enlightening alternative to what would be typical in the region.

Last year music fans were treated to the likes of De La Soul and The Kooks, and while you’re enjoying it there are activities for the family, a chill out spa, Acro Yoga and a wide array of food and drink stalls to keep you energised.

Catherine Halsey writes for a digital marketing agency on a range of subjects. This article links back to

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