Cultural Foundation to live stream free performances on YouTube

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The Cultural Foundation has announced that its upcoming season of performances will take place online, live streamed on its YouTube channel, with the line-up over the summer including an eclectic mix of musical performances as well as stand-up comedy.
The Cultural Foundation has announced that its upcoming season of performances will take place online, live streamed on its YouTube channel, with the line-up over the summer including an eclectic mix of musical performances as well as stand-up comedy.

ABU DHABI — The Cultural Foundation has announced that its upcoming season of performances will take place online, live streamed on its YouTube channel, with the line-up over the summer including an eclectic mix of musical performances as well as stand-up comedy.

"This move follows the success of several recent virtual offerings, including two exclusive Eid Al Fitr performances by Arab superstar Kadim Al Sahir on May 24 and Emirati popstar Hussain Al Jassmi on May 25, as part of the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi's online initiative CulturAll," DCT Abu Dhabi said in a statement.

"Despite the fact that we are currently unable to open our doors to the public, the Cultural Foundation continues to bring fresh and innovative programming to our audiences wherever they are in the UAE and beyond," said Reem Fadda, director of the Cultural Foundation.

"Viewers will be able to enjoy our upcoming summer season of performances free of charge, and from the comfort of their own homes.

"While we hope that we are able to reopen before too long, at the moment, live streaming through our YouTube channel is an effective way of carrying on with our mission of promoting both established and up-and-coming, experimental artists and entertaining audiences across the emirate."

The line-up includes Majaz, a four-piece progressive fusion-folk band from Bahrain, on June 19 at 20:00; award-winning stand-up comedian Wonho Chung on July 3 at 20:00; Palestinian hip hop group DAM, on July 17 at 20:00; and the winner of the second season of Arab Idol, Mohammed Assaf, on Aug. 21 at 20:00. — WAM


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