Sharjah World Music Festival 2018 to Host Flamenco Guitar Master Vicente Amigo

  • Inspirational Spaniard brings his own brand of ‘daring’ and ‘bold’ to the stage   

Vicente Amigo, one of the great masters of flamenco guitar, will be bringing his special brand of vitality and inspiration to the Sharjah World Music Festival (SWMF) 2018 being held from 12-19 January. Amigo will be performing on January 13 at the Flag Island theatre.

With his unmistakable individuality, the Spaniard has performed on world stages and released several albums winning him millions of fans through his often unorthodox style. But Amigo’s appeal has reached far beyond traditional lovers of flamenco and attracts an audience that spans musical tastes as well as ages and genres.

As one of the most talented, bold, creative and daring musicians of his kind, Vicente is sure to bring a host of music lovers to see his captivating live performance played with enormous passion and energy that transfixes his audiences.

The fifth edition of the emirate’s most prestigious music event is presented by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in a strategic partnership with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and Al Majaz Amphitheatre, and organised by Furat Qaddouri Music Centre.

In addition to such distinguished musicians as Vicente Amigo, SWMF 2018 organiser has confirmed that a stellar line-up of artists and musicians from 11 countries, including Kuwait, Spain, Hungary, Spain, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq and many more will also be performing in four different venues in Sharjah, namely, Al Majaz Amphitheatre, The Flag Island Theatre, Al Qasba and Al Majaz Waterfront.

The fifth edition of SWMF will host 14 concerts in total. Of these five will be ticketed shows, which will be distributed across two venues, the Al Majaz Amphitheatre and the Flag Island Theatre. The nine remaining concerts will offer free admission and will be held outdoors at Al Qasba and Al Majaz Waterfront.

Tickets for Sharjah World Music Festival’s concerts are available online at https://www.ticketmaster.ae/ and can be purchased at the customer service counters of Al Qasba Theatre, The Flag Island Theatre, Al Majaz Amphitheatre and Al Majaz Waterfront.

By organising this first of its kind festival, Furat Qaddouri Music Centre seeks to boost the cultural and art presence of Sharjah and the UAE, introduce various musical cultures around the world to the UAE community and add a new dimension to the emirate’s repertoire of tourist, art and culture attractions.