Abu Dhabi to hold benefit concert
Abu Dhabi, September 27, 2010
Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) will present a concert which unites leading Arab artists behind the cause of Palestine’s children.
The concert “Salam Ya Quds” will take place on October 28 at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, is being staged in collaboration with the international charity A Child, A Promise.
Tickets for Salam Ya Quds are on sale as of today and all proceeds will be donated to A Child, A Promise, to benefit Palestinian children.
The event will bring together some of the foremost artists from the Arab world, including vocalists Macadi Nahas, Yolla Khalife, Aicha Redouane and Abir Nasraoui.
They will be joined by celebrated poet and public figure Zahi Wehbe.
Together, these artists will deliver a memorable evening of cultural entertainment, at the same time raising awareness around the challenges facing Palestine’s disadvantaged children.
Hoda Al Khamis Kanoo, founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation said: “All of us yearn for a time when children across the world will be able to live in a world free from injustice; where children can simply be children.”
“Until that dream of peace becomes reality, charities across the world continue to play a vital role in lessening the pain of poverty.”
“We are delighted to join the aid organisation, A Child, A Promise once again in honouring the children of Palestine. I sincerely hope that this evening of music and poetry will help shine a light on the plight of others far less privileged than ourselves.”
“The Emirate has become an incubator of talent and creativity, so it is with honour that the region's cultural capital pays homage to Jerusalem and prays for its peace and prosperity,” Kanoo continued.
“Salam Ya Quds is dedicated to bringing hope to the most vulnerable of children, upholding the spirit of ‘Bilad Al Khayr’ (The Land of Blessings) and the legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which is based on justice, tolerance, enlightenment and respect,” she concluded. – TradeArabia News Service