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Tune Into Sameer Rahat’s Melodic Songs At Live From HQ

Tune Into Sameer Rahat’s Melodic Songs At Live From HQ

In the current pandemic where attending a concert poses safety concerns, gig series Live from HQ brings music from exceptional artists right to your home for free. Sixth on the line-up after Sabu, Ramya Pothuri, Dhruv Kapoor, Gaurav Tophakhane and Cinema of Excess is songwriter Sameer Rahat who will perform on Friday, December 4 at 7.30pm.

Mumbai-based poet, singer and composer Sameer Rahat’s musical style is a unique one. He writes Urdu and Hindi lyrics that read like spoken-word poetry and composes music that’s influenced by Western indie-pop and folk music. His debut solo album is entitled Aamad, which means arrival in Urdu.

Check out some of his songs before the online concert.

‘Kya Lena’

‘Jo Bhi Hai’

‘Khat’

‘Hum Kaun Thae’

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By Akhil Rajani
Classical Music Titans Unite For A Cause At Swara Samrat

Classical Music Titans Unite For A Cause At Swara Samrat

If you’re a fan of Indian classical music, add Swara Samrat Festival to your watch list. It’s a showcase of Indian classical music maestros and young musicians as they perform music and dance online to raise funds for artists facing the backlash of the pandemic. With COVID-19 restrictions firmly in place, the festival will be streaming digitally for the first time.

This year, Swara Samrat plays host to 36 classical musicians and dancers from Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. The festival features performances by renowned musicians such as violinist N Rajam, classical vocalist Aditya Khandwe, tabla player Bickram Ghosh, sitar player Kushal Das, vocalist Ulhas Kashalkar, kathak dancer Rajendra Gangani, the Mysore Brothers, flautist Pravin Godkhindi, veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh and many more.

Aditya Khandwe

A soulful Hindustani classical vocal performance by Aditya Khandwe.
When: Sunday, December 6 at 9pm.

Sugato Nag And Prattyush Banerjee

A duet performance with Sugato Nag (sitar) And Prattyush Banerjee (sarod).
When: Sunday, December 6 at 9.45pm.

Sanjeev Shankar

A shehnai performance, by Sanjeev Shankar, one of the most popular players of the instrument.
When: Sunday, December 13 at 9pm.

Wasim Ahmed Khan

A classical vocal performance in the Agra gharana tradition by Wasim Ahmed Khan (pictured above).
When: Sunday, December 13 at 9.45pm.

Catch Swara Samrat until Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 9pm.

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By Akhil Rajani
Dua Lipa, K-Pop Awards, Sufi Concerts...Choices, Choices

Dua Lipa, K-Pop Awards, Sufi Concerts...Choices, Choices

Music lovers have plenty of reasons to celebrate in these coming weeks. Whatever your musical tastes, we have a streamed performance for you including a Dua Lipa concert, K-Pop Awards and Hindustani classical music.

Dua Lipa

English pop star Dua Lipa (pictured above) brings her fans an online concert spectacle of music, theater and dance called Studio 2054. When: Saturday, November 28 at 2.30pm.

Swara Samrat

Indian classical music maestros and young musicians as they perform music and dance online to raise funds for artists facing the backlash of the pandemic. When: Sunday, November 29 onwards.

Crraft Of Art's Water Festival

A musical celebration of the beauty of India's monuments with musicians Fazal Qureshi, Rakesh Chaurasia and Kutle Khan among others. When: Saturday, December 5 at 8pm.

Jaam-E-Sufi

Catch a live sufi music performance by Ustad Shahid and Sami Niyazi. When: Saturday, December 5 at 7pm.

The Fact Music Awards

Celebrate the best of K-Pop with an award show that lets the fans decide the winners. When: Saturday, December 12 at 12.30pm. For more music events, see here.   Follow BookMyShow Buzz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
By Akhil Rajani
9 Terrific Things To Do If You're Traveling To Dubai This December

9 Terrific Things To Do If You're Traveling To Dubai This December

Dubai, one of the Indian traveller's favourite haunts, has been steadily opening. If you're visiting the emirate this December and in the coming months, you'll be pleased to note the growing number of events you can attend. Here's a quick list of nine cultural events worth checking out.

Homegrown Beats @ The Theatre

Emirati-based emerging artists Bafoory, Bilail, Dina Stars, Madyan Hamza, Nagham Debal, SG and Ahmedoo and Suhaib Alises take to the stage in this music show hosted by Big Hass in association with Blank Space Open Mic. When: Saturday, December 5 at 8.30pm Where: The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates Click here to book your slots.

We Sing for Children of Lebanon Christmas Carol

Art For All in collaboration with Tania Kassis Academy and the Dubai Bilingual French International School (ICE) are putting up a musical extravaganza featuring much-loved Christmas and festive songs by Wim Hoste and Nathalie Mamo. When: Thursday, December 10 at 8pm Where: The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates Click here to book your slots.

Laughter Nights featuring Amit Tandon

Renowned stand-up comedian Amit Tandon (pictured above) jokes about his kids, married life and every other topic under the sun in his hilarious set. When: Friday, December 11 at 6pm and 9pm Where: The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates Click here to book your slots.

Beauty and the Beast

A tale as old as time, watch the famous 18th-century fairy tale based on the famous La Belle et la Bete transform into a first-class theatrical production. Will Belle's love break the curse bestowed upon the Beast? Watch to find out. When: Wednesday, December 16 - Sunday, December 27 Where: Theatre by Queen Elizabeth 2, Cruise Terminal 1, Mina Rashid, Dubai Click here to book your slots.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Join Jack on his climb up the beanstalk to an enchanted land of excitement and adventure. Everyone's favourite childhood characters have been given a musical touch and brought alive on stage to create a memorable, fun experience. When: Wednesday, December 16 - Sunday, December 27 at 10am, 11am, 3pm and 7pm Where: Al Baraha Ballroom, Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Click here to book your slots.

The Christmas Show

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Get ready to sing your heart out to 'Santa Baby', 'All I Want For Christmas' and other festive tunes as you celebrate the day with family and friends at a musical extravaganza at the Palm Ballroom at the Palm Fairmont. Oh, and there's definitely going to be snow! When: Thursday, December 17 - Monday, December 28 at 10am, 11am, 3pm and 7pm Where: Palm Ballroom, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. Click here to book your slots.

Funny Side-Up - Jeeveshu with Uncommon Sense

The comedian brings new jokes to the table at his brand-new stand-up show. P.S. If you book early, you can avail a really good discount. When: Friday, December 18 at 8.30pm Where: Al Nojoom Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Click here to book your slots.

Laugh-A-Thon featuring Aakash Gupta

Aakash Gupta, the winner of Amazon Prime show Comicstaan season two, is famous for his comic sketches. Now, he's all set to charm his fans in Dubai with his wit and imagination in his stand-up act. When: Friday, December 25 at 6pm Where: Theatre by Queen Elizabeth 2, Cruise Terminal 1, Mina Rashid, Dubai Click here to book your slots.

Laugh-A-Thon featuring Rahul Dua

Rahul Dua, the first runner-up of Amazon Prime's Comicstaan season one is known as one of India's coolest comedians. His jokes are hilarious and relevant, and now, his brining his act to Dubai. Get ready to LOL with him as he takes to the stage. When: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 6pm Where: Theatre by Queen Elizabeth 2, Cruise Terminal 1, Mina Rashid, Dubai Click here to book your slots.My Safety First Follow BookMyShow Buzz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Catch Acoustic Tunes By Cinema Of Excess At Live From HQ

Catch Acoustic Tunes By Cinema Of Excess At Live From HQ

In the current pandemic where attending a concert poses safety concerns, gig series Live from HQ brings music from exceptional artists right to your home for free. Fifth on the line-up after Sabu, Ramya Pothuri, Dhruv Kapoor and Gaurav Tophakhane is acoustic trio Cinema Of Excess, which will perform on Friday, November 27 at 7.30pm. The music of Cinema Of Excess may be described as western folk, indie folk, and country music. Their influences include artists such as The Milk Carton Kids, John Mayer and Damien Rice. Check out some of their songs before the online concert.

'Sleep'

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'What's Beyond Here'

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'Wide Awake'

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By Akhil Rajani
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