500 students perform at Dubai Music Institute's fete

DUBAI - Over 500 students of different nationalities living in Dubai played a selection of musical compositions from around the world at the end-of-school-year celebrations of the Dubai Music Institute at the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC) recently.

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Published: Sun 22 Jun 2008, 2:13 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:34 PM

The largest gathering for young musicians in the UAE was sponsored by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA) and jointly organised by DUCTAC and the Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC).

Shaikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Art Authority (DCAA), said: "The DCAA is keen on providing a suitable environment for developing culture and arts as they play a key role in social progress. While economic growth and development are key priorities, the arts are a source of a nation's cultural identity. The arts represent an invaluable cultural wealth that needs to be nourished and fostered." Dr Omar bin Sulaiman, Managing Director of DCAA, said: "Supporting this musical performance is part of the DCAA's commitment towards promoting events that drive cultural and artistic growth. By promoting the development of young musical talent, shows such as this help advance Dubai's strategy of fostering cultural and artistic activity in the country.

"Musical events like this contribute to creating the vibrant, cosmopolitan environment that is an integral part of the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop the emirate into a leading global city."

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