Join Nesma Mahjoub and Rami Al-Jundi on a musical journey, showcasing tradition, heritage and original compositions at the Shaikh Ebrahim Center.

Musical melodies will kick off the New Year’s cultural calendar at the Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research, with two enthralling shows this month.

The first concert, Journey Through the Levant, will be held on January 8 and Arabic music fans will have the chance to immerse themselves in the mesmerising melodies of the Levant. The performance will feature Rami Al-Jundi, a seasoned percussionist, musician and dedicated researcher, who will take listeners on a sonic journey of the Orient. Having composed the evocative piece, The Way of the East, during his time in Syria, Rami Al-Jundi and his band promise to captivate audiences with a live show that melodically weaves tradition, heritage and composition.

The second event, Aroma Night, will take place on January 12, with the Shaikh Ebrahim Center setting the stage for young Egyptian singer, Nesma Mahjoub. Rising to fame as the winner of the eighth edition of Star Academy, Nesma has graced both the screen and stage with her remarkable voice and performed with renowned artists.

She released her first album, Hatolly Eh, in 2012 and has since had many successful singles, such as Hob Ekhwat, Mestaghraba, Wujuh and Kol Shams W Liha Del – a hit from her most recent mini album, Arouma. A talented artist who sings in various genres and styles, Nesma has performed in many languages, including Egyptian Arabic, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Latin and even Hindi.

From her portrayal of Elsa in the Arabic version of Disney’s The Snow Queen to theatrical performances in the acclaimed play Les Misérables, Nesma’s musical prowess shines through. The show will see her present Laylat Aroma, which combines elements of Tarab and modern music for a unique lyrical experience.

Both events are open to the public, free of charge and run from 8pm onwards. ✤