Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, DJ Snake set for Dakar rally closing performance

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Updated 18 January 2020

Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, DJ Snake set for Dakar rally closing performance

  • Khalifa will be making his debut in Saudi Arabia to perform some of his biggest hits

QIDDIYA: Following two weeks of unmissable action during the world’s toughest endurance race, Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 fans will be treated to an exceptional closing performance, taking the excitement off the track and onto the stage with the introduction of three headline acts to round off 13 days of high-octane action.

Hip-hop superstar Wiz Khalifa, Grammy Award-winning rapper Young Thug and renowned producer DJ Snake will take to the stage on Friday to bring the curtain down on Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020’s epic grand finale.

Khalifa will be making his debut in Saudi Arabia to perform some of his biggest hits, including “Black and Yellow,” “We Dem Boys” and “See You Again,” which reigned at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks.

He has performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, Wu-Tang Clan and Fallout Boy. 

Young Thug, best known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion sense, will take the crowds on a journey of his scintillating melodies with songs including “Best Friend,” “Hot” and “This is America.” He rose to fame after featuring on the 2017 hit song “Havana” by pop singer Camila Cabello, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2018, becoming his first No. 1 single.

DJ Snake will bring a catalogue of his infectious hits to the Kingdom, including “Magenta Riddim,” “Get Low” and “Taki Taki,” his famed collaboration featuring Selena Gomez.

 


Preserving heritage means securing the future, says Princess Haifa

Updated 05 July 2020

Preserving heritage means securing the future, says Princess Haifa

  • Saudi Arabia is at the 209th session to discuss international issues related to the fields of education, science and culture

PARIS: Princess Haifa bint Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to UNESCO, said that changes can only be faced with global efforts to achieve the common goals of promoting peace, building cultural bridges between nations, and empowering societies to guarantee a better future.

Saudi Arabia recently participated in the 209th session of the UNESCO Executive Council at the agency’s Paris headquarters. The Kingdom was represented at the session by Princess Haifa and a team of 26 Saudi experts from different sectors that have activities related to the scope of UNESCO’s work, such as education, culture, energy, environment, and training.

Princess Haifa said: “Despite our different cultures and languages, we share our belief that education is a right for everyone, that preserving heritage means securing the future, and that innovation and science are the bridge that will pull us out of this pandemic the world today is living.”

She said that the Kingdom supported African countries and was ready to share its experiences in various UNESCO fields, in addition to supporting action plans related to developing islands as one of its priorities in exchanging experiences, especially since the Kingdom is one of the most advanced countries in the world in the field of water desalination.

Reference was made to the Kingdom’s support for international growth and stability through the G20 presidency, specifically with regard to ensuring the continuity of education in crises, the continuation of efforts to achieve climate adaptation worldwide, and solidarity with the members of the G20 in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a member state of the UNESCO Executive Council, Saudi Arabia is at the 209th session to discuss international issues related to the fields of education, science and culture. These will be evaluated and decided upon, and the executive decisions assigned to them will be voted on, in cooperation with the council’s member states.

The Kingdom’s participation in the meetings of the UNESCO Executive Council also comes as part of its permanent presence in the international cultural and educational organization since its foundation in 1946.