Friday, April 24, 2009

WOMAD Abu Dhabi

The World Music Arts and Dance Festival (organized by Peter Gabriel) runs from the 23rd to the 25th of April at the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Not surprisingly, it is targeted toward the expat community with performances from Dulsori (South Korea), Jivan Gasparyan (Armenia), Rizwan Muazzam (Pakistan), Khaled and Souad Massi(Algeria), Dhol Foundation (India/UK) and Justin Adams(UK/Gambia). People jived and grooved to the drumbeat but it got tedious after a while and the crowd was pretty blah... I heart Khaled =)

This one's from the 90's:

A few years back, Outlandish redid one of Khaled's songs Aicha:

And here's the hip-hop version:

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