‘Unplugged at the Rooftop’ at One&Only Royal Mirage


12 Oct 09 (TravMedia.com): One&Only Royal Mirage is proud to partner with music management company ‘The Fridge’ to present ‘Unplugged at the Rooftop’, a new series of weekly live music performances to complement the return of balmy evenings under a starlit sky.

Every Thursday from 22nd October, the performing artists, all locally-based and handpicked for their emerging talent and eclectic style, will bring a brand new feel to the ambience of what has become known as one of Dubai’s most stylish night spots, described as ‘indulgently Arabesque with a groovy twist’. As friends sink into plush cushions by candlelight and soak up the striking views across Palm Island Bay, ‘Unplugged at the Rooftop’ on Thursday nights will offer an alternative way to unwind from a hectic week and enjoy the start of the weekend.

The series will include performances by the celebrated band Dahab and solo female artist Mestiza. Dahab, an acoustic trio / 5 piece band created by Sharif Maghraby (composition, lead and rhythm guitars, vocals), Majed Fassi (composition, lead and rhythm guitars, vocals) and Adham Sharkawy (percussion) in 2004, define their music as ‘acoustic ethnic rock with a 70’s influence’. The band took their name from a small Bedouin village in Sinai about 100km north of Sharm El Sheikh, a place which gave them a feeling of harmony, peace and being at one with nature, which was to provide the ultimate inspiration for most of their music composed to date.

Mestiza will offer an artful blend of vintage soul, jazz and funk with a twist of latin and hip-hop. Her fusion of genres has been inspired by the cross-cultural influences throughout her 23 years - born to a Filipino mother and British father, and raised in the UK alongside children fostered from places as diverse as Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Algeria. Now based in Dubai and working alongside Swiss producer/DJ Frederick Stone and British producer Colin Emmanuel (Estelle/Jamelia/Beverley Knight) on her debut album, Mestiza is a rising talent ready to enhance the soulful mood of Thursday nights at the Rooftop.

The Rooftop Terrace, located at the Arabian Court of One&Only Royal Mirage, is open daily from 5pm. Unplugged performances begin at 9pm. For reservations, please call 04 399 99 99.

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