SAPRAC plans Saudi Arabian music festival in US

SAPRAC in cooperation with the Levine School of Music plans to hold a KSA-inspired musical event in the US state of Maryland. (Courtesy SAPRAC)
Updated 20 July 2018
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SAPRAC plans Saudi Arabian music festival in US

  • The musical event will be held in the state of Maryland on July 27 and will introduce different types of Saudi music
  • The KSA-inspired festival will feature performances by Saudi artists on a variety of musical instruments

RIYADH: The Saudi American Public Relations Affairs Committee (SAPRAC), in cooperation with the Levine School of Music, plans to hold a KSA-inspired musical event for the first time in the US.

The event, held in the state of Maryland on July 27, will introduce the history and different types of Saudi music, the Washington-based committee said.

The festival will include performances with various musical instruments, with the participation of Saudi musicians, artists and cultural experts.

The event will witness the participation of Saudi talent from across the Kingdom in various folk-art performances.


The news comes as SAPRAC starts to partner with various US music organizations to provide opportunities for talented Saudi youths to develop their musical abilities in the US.

Mohammed Al-Hamed, SAPRAC events officer, said: “SAPRAC is keen on the participation of the American community in the Saudi culture in all fields, including art.”

The event is also the result of the cultural and artistic development in Saudi Arabia, SAPRAC said.


Adverse weather and rain due to affect many areas in Saudi Arabia

Updated 18 October 2018
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Adverse weather and rain due to affect many areas in Saudi Arabia

LONDON: Forecasters predicted Thursday that many areas in Saudi Arabia will experience rain and thunderstorms over the next few days.
The Saudi General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection said that windy weather and moderate to heavy thunderstorms are expected to affect the regions of Jazan and Asir on Friday.
Elevated areas in Najran, Al-Baha, Makkah, and Madinah are also due to be affected by thunderstorms and winds.
The Northern Border region, Al-Jawf, Hail and Qassim will experience moderate rainfall that will extend to Riyadh, the Eastern Province, and Hafr Al-Batin.
Coastal areas in the Makkah region are due to experience light rain from Saturday onwards, and the amount of rainfall might increase by Monday.