The third Dubai Metro Music Festival, held as part of the #DubaiDestinations- #DubaiArtSeason campaign, drew large crowds to Dubai Metro stations. With its unique musical performances, the festival has inspired attendees’ creativity and environmental awareness.
The musical scores of the festival have made a powerful statement about the importance of sustainability. The use of recycled materials in the creation of the instruments, as well as the inclusion of eco-friendly themes in the musical scores, have highlighted the importance of taking action towards a more sustainable future.
International Musicians Use Recycled Instruments to Promote Eco-Consciousness at Festival
International musicians have taken the stage and captivated audiences with their performances on recycled instruments. The innovative and creative use of everyday objects as musical instruments not only created a one-of-a-kind experience for the audience but also highlighted the importance of sustainability.
The festival is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who wishes to foster a vibrant environment in which art, music, and culture can flourish.
The festival, which runs from the 6th to the 12th of March, is part of the ongoing #DubaiDestinations campaign. This campaign aims to highlight the exceptional #DubaiArtSeason experiences, events, and activities.
Brand Dubai and RTA hope to create an opportunity for residents and visitors to experience Dubai’s rich cultural heritage through global music performances by hosting this festival.
Brand Dubai and RTA hope to bring people from various cultures and nationalities together to celebrate the universal language of music through this festival. The festival provides a platform for artists from around the world to share their unique talents and cultural expressions by showcasing a diverse range of music genres.
The festival is in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of creating a vibrant environment in Dubai for art, music, and culture to thrive. It is also part of the ongoing #DubaiDestinations campaign, which highlights the exceptional experiences, events, and activities of #DubaiArtSeason.
According to Amina Taher, Senior Executive Marketing at Brand Dubai, the third edition of the Metro Musical Festival demonstrates Dubai’s ability to provide a platform for musicians from all over the world to showcase their talent. It also highlights the message of sustainability, which is in line with the UAE’s announcement of 2023 as the ‘Year of Sustainability’.
The festival’s use of recycled instruments added a new dimension to the event, encouraging audiences to embrace sustainability in new and creative ways. The festival’s programme was created to provide audiences with a delightful fusion of creative expression and environmental consciousness.
By showcasing the unique talents of musicians from around the world and emphasising the importance of sustainability, the festival aimed to inspire the community to become more eco-conscious. The festival’s main focus on environmental awareness is consistent with the UAE’s commitment to sustainability and the designation of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability.
At the Dubai Metro Music Festival, Nicolas Bras, a talented French musician and inventor, displayed his exceptional handmade instruments made from recycled materials.
Bras is well-known for his unique ability to create musical instruments out of scrap metal, discarded pipes, recycled wood, and tin cans.
His festival performances were a delightful fusion of string, wind, and percussion notes that captivated audiences. According to Bras, music is more than just playing an instrument; it is also about creating one. His fresh approach to music-making inspires wonder and adds a new dimension to the festival’s lineup.
Thailand’s Show Theatre is also taking part in the Dubai Metro Music Festival, highlighting the theme of sustainability by performing on unique instruments made from recycled items such as kitchenware, pots, spoons, glass, pans, and blenders. Their performances combine percussion, movement, and visual comedy, as well as traditional and contemporary dance forms.
The group’s goal is to raise environmental awareness and responsibility by demonstrating the use of disposable materials. They are excited to bring their show to the Dubai Metro Music Festival and hope to inspire others to be more environmentally conscious.
The festival, which features over 20 musicians from the UAE, the region, and around the world, provides a platform for artists to showcase their talents while also promoting sustainability. From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the festival performances will take place at five Dubai Metro stations: Union, Mall of Emirates, Burjuman, Dubai Financial Centre, and Sobha Realty.
The performances rotate throughout the week-long festival, ensuring that all five stations are covered. The Dubai Metro Music Festival offers a one-of-a-kind experience for both commuters and visitors, inspiring creativity and environmental awareness through the power of music.
On a conclusive note the Dubai Metro Music Festival has not only given international musicians a platform to showcase their talents, but it has also given attendees the opportunity to be inspired and educated on the importance of sustainability.