FNND has found some fantastic music programming in Abu Dhabi … here’s the release (we’re looking forward to checking it out and following up on the music)
Warehouse421 is a new venue for arts and culture located in the historic Mina Zayed district of Abu Dhabi that has been converted from two of the port’s former industrial warehouses. The mission of Warehouse421 is to celebrate art and culture, design and creativity, performance and music, from artists and designers based here in the UAE and from around the world, and to let people experience these disciplines in a unique and original space.
All audiences are invited to explore their world through the launch event that will present a programme of national, regional and international artists, designers, industry experts and musicians through exhibitions, workshops, a creative market and performances.
Announcing 3 award-winning and acclaimed musicians, Warehouse421 presents a weekend of performances celebrating music with: Tarabband, Swedish folk musicians of Arab origins who narrate the journey of personal survival, exile, life and rebirth; the father of Ethio-jazz, Mulatu Astake; and Grammy Award-winning group Tinariwen, influenced by North African rhythms.
The performances will take place on a stage set up in the dhow yard in Mina Zayed, intended as a backdrop of tradition and culture. Alongside the main acts, Warehouse421 will also present various Urban Acts that will take place in different locations throughout the day. All performances are open to the public and free.