The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage’s (ADACH) World Music series concluded this year’s program with a concert by an Azerbaijani musical legend yesterday. The series (Music of the world in Abu Dhabi), launched in October 2008, brought UAE citizens and residents a number of famous international musicians and singers for a period of eight months.
So far 16 thousand people have attended its 15 concerts, but ADACH is already preparing for its upcoming October 2009 music program, which will be announced soon.
"The organization of the festival is part of the belief of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage in the importance of hosting the most famous musical events, as part of its strategy to make Abu Dhabi as the capital of culture in all aspects and manifestations," said Abdullah Al Amiri, Director of the Department of Culture and Arts at ADACH.
"As always, the end of a program means the beginning of a new one. As soon as one initiative ends, we find ourselves in preparation for a second one, following the success achieved by the first," he added.
"We must continue to move forward towards achieving our objectives, within our strategy and vision, based primarily on making Abu Dhabi a cultural beacon and a world attraction. We seek even a bigger success in the next session, as we firmly believe in the importance of music and its role in the development and elevation of societies," he said.
Qasimov’s concert in Abu Dhabi followed one by Spain’s Paco Peña, and another by Cuba’s Habana Son Music Club, which projects the sounds and soul of Cuba.