Walk this way

Musical great Kool and The Gang among the many top singers slated to perform at the first edition of The Walk Street Music Festival in the region, set for May 3

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Published: Mon 21 Apr 2008, 11:55 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:45 PM

AFTER THE success of the Sixth edition of the Dubai International Jazz festival, Chillout Productions has organised another pioneering event in collaboration with Dubai Properties to present the first edition of 'The Walk Street Music Festival'.

The event will be at 'The Walk' - Jumeirah Beach Residence.

"We are extremely excited about this music festival, since it is the first time that our region will witness such a magnificent happening with free admission for all. It will be another date to be highlighted on Dubai's events calendar," said Anthony Younes, Managing Director of Chillout Productions, organisers of the event.

It's an event for the entire family, and organisers promise a great deal of activities and music shows spreading across 'The Walk' street starting at 12pm till midnight. Kids entertainment will include face painting, acrobatic shows, clowns, interative games, clay pot and picture painting, jugglers, cartoon characters, fun sliders and much more to see and do in addition to multi-ethnic Arts & Crafts Bazaar.

The event is open for the public free of charge. Several food and beverage outlets will be available to offer a variety of snacks that caters to a great range of budgets and tastes with a selection of the most favorite kids' nibbles.

"The great attraction about this festival is the combination between what appeals to kids and adults at the same time. It is meant to be for each and every member of the family," added Anthony Younes.

Music lovers will have a loaded share of the free day as well, and will avail from the opprtunity to attend live music shows featuring outstanding internatonal and local performers and musicians . Live music performances will be taking place on 6 different stages throughout the day. With a mega concert of Kool & The Gang starting at 9pm on the main beach stage. The favourite party group for more than 25 years, Kool & The Gang has produced a long string of fun and funky classics such as 'Jungle Boogie,' 'Open Sesame,' 'Ladies Night,' 'Get Down On It' and 'Celebration.' Their compositions have become staples in American music and can be found on hit soundtracks from films like Rocky, Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction.

One of the prominent participants at the music festival is the winner of the Arab Music Award for Best dance album Guy Manoukian, composer and producer for a wide array of musical albums, many of which were highly successful regionally and internationally - and now he is on his way to become a composer of 'Hollywood' calibre.

Prodigy Tyree Glenn Jr., American 'Harlem-born' saxophonist, singer, composer and above all entertainer will grace one of the walk stages with his musically rich repertoire. Tyree's 20 years of experience on New York's Broadway, concert tours, television and radio shows in Italy, Portugal, England and Germany have made him what he is today: 'a brilliant musician, entertainer and composer, capable of entertaining different audiences'.

Soul artist Hayley Sanderson and pop singer Sarah Mitchell are on board of performances at the Walk Street Music Festival. Added to the palette of performers, alternative rock talent Jonas Desai, with his versatile style of singing, is to share his inspiring music with the crowd leisurely roaming the walk street.

Local solo artists like Nina Boutchakjian, Julia, Jawad, Mohammed, Vincente and Chad will magnificently occupy the crowd with their appealing shows on the spread-out solo stages. These outstanding talents will be performing at different timings on three different solo stages starting at 12pm till 8:45 pm.

The show-of-attraction for a large audience will be the Emiratee band 'SALAMI' who will show up for a highly interactive and authentic performance adding the real feel of UAE's abounding culture to the overall ambiance.

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT: The Walk Street Music Festival'

WHEN: May 3

WHERE: The Walk - Jumeirah Beach Residence

TIME: From 12pm till midnight



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