Enrique Iglesias to headline Bahrain F1

Enrique Iglesias
Updated 20 March 2017
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Enrique Iglesias to headline Bahrain F1

MANAMA, Bahrain: Latin recording artist Enrique Iglesias will be taking the stage at the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, which is set to take place from April 14-16.
The Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and record producer will be performing on the Saturday night of the race on April 15.
The announcement was made by the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).
Electronic dance music icon Steve Aoki also will perform on Saturday while other artists including superstar DJs Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike and MATTN will perform on Friday.
Saturday mega concerts follow Formula 1 Qualifying. ticket holders to the Bahrain Grand Prix will be able to enjoy the show, the BIC announced.
Iglesias is one of the biggest artists ever to grace the stage at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
The 41-year-old has been celebrated with several awards, including multiple Grammys, Billboard awards, World Music awards, American Music awards and many more.


Khaleeji music enthralls Saudi audience

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Khaleeji music enthralls Saudi audience

JEDDAH: Singers Abadi Al-Johar, from Saudi Arabia, and Waleed Al- Shami, from Iraq, were a hit at their first concerts in front of families at King Abdullah Economic City on Friday.
Al-Johar, 64, is a musician, singer and composer. One of the most popular Khaleeji singers in the Gulf, he has composed around 50 albums since he began his musical career in 1968. He earned the title Ikhtabout Al-Oud (Octopus of the Oud) from the late Talal Maddah because of his unmatchable Oud playing.
The Saudi singer is also a member of the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts. He won a number of awards including an honorary doctorate from the Academy of Arts in Egypt, Best Khaleeji Musician Award from Egypt and the Golden Oud from Rotana.
Al-Shami, 46, is an Iraqi singer and composer who began his musical career in 1999 and has composed four albums.
His career took off after the success of his first album “Musiba” in 2008.
First to perform at the venue was Al-Shami. He sang hit songs such as “Sadmah,” “Eshtaqt Lak,” “Majnouni,” “Ahebah Kolesh” and his most popular song “Hala Hala.”
On stage, he thanked the General Entertainment Authority and BluePlan Media for providing the concert to the public.
“I hope it is not the last time we meet. We must repeat this, here, Riyadh and the Eastern Province. That is a promise,” he said.
Following Al-Shami’s performance, Al-Johar sang hit songs such as “Khalas Erjaa,” “El Mazhareya,” “Khayarteni,” “Daqayeq” and “Hobbak Samaa.”
During his performance, the Saudi legend said: “I am delighted by your presence, I will sing any song you want me to.”
Television presenter Kholud Alnimer attended the concert. “It is very crowded, that means there is a lot of love for these singers,” he told Arab News.
The audience was overjoyed with the music of Waled Al Shami and Abadi Al-Johar.
“It is great to see a Khaleeji concert for the first time in front of families, and it has been done very professionally — looking forward to more.” Nadeem bin Talal, a fan, told Arab News.