Daily Archives: November 15, 2017

Abu Dhabi Festival Celebrates 100 Years Of ‘La Cumparsita’

Under the patronage of H.E. Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance, and ahead of the official launch of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2018 headline programme, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) presents The Centenary of ‘La Cumparsita,’ a celebratory concert marking 100 years of the anthem of the tangos. Taking place on 23 November 2017, the Arab World Premiere performance is presented in partnership with the Embassy of Uruguay and in association with The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Performed by the iconic Uruguayan bandoneònist Hector Ulises Passarella and his band, the evening will celebrate the definitive anthem of the tangos reaching its 100th anniversary and the instrument’s expressive and powerful sound – demonstrating why it is synonymous with the passionate tango. A programme of iconic works including contemporary and traditional tangos, as well as innovative arrangements of pieces by Chopin and Bach, will showcase the diversity of the artform and the instrument.

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Triple H Vs. Roman Reigns To Headline Newly-Added WWE® Live Event On Friday, December 8

WWE’s family-friendly action will continue for a second consecutive night in Abu Dhabi with a newly-added event on Friday, December 8 at Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium featuring Triple H vs. Roman Reigns in the main event. Tickets will be available today, Wednesday, November 15, starting at 12pm GST via PlatinumList.net and UAE Exchange outlets.

Friday’s event will also feature, for the first time ever, a RAW Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match featuringCesaro™ and Sheamus™ vs. Dean Ambrose™ and Seth Rollins™. 

Tickets are also still available for Thursday, December 7, which will now feature a WWE Women’s Championship Match between Alexa Bliss™ and Sasha Banks™.

WWE Superstars scheduled to appear at both events include Roman Reigns™, Seth Rollins™, Dean Ambrose™, Braun Strowman™, Bray Wyatt™, Finn Bálor™, Kane™, Samoa Joe™, Cesaro™ and Sheamus™, among others.*

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J. Cole To Perform Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Friday 24th November

Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment today revealed that hip-hop star J. Cole will replace Kendrick Lamar for the Yasalam After-Race Concert on Friday 24th November.

Due to circumstances beyond the promoters’ control, Lamar won’t be performing due to personal reasons and J. Cole has been lined up to join the internationally-renowned DJ Calvin Harris playing Thursday 23rd November, UK-based rockers Mumford & Sons playing Saturday 25th November, with global icon P!NK closing out the weekend on Sunday 26th November.

The platinum listed, hip-hop producer and recording artist, and Grammy nominee J. Cole promises to set the du Arena crowd alight with tracks including those from his latest album ‘4 Your Eyez Only’, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum in April 2017.

For those wishing to upgrade their race weekend experience, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday ‘Golden Circle’ Upgrades are still available for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts, starting from AED 195. Offering best access experience to the star-studded concerts, the upgrades are available to buy now at www.yasmarinacircuit.com, however, race goers need to act fast to enjoy this unique offer.