Concerts and live music
Alternative Arabic music is making waves in the UAE and after this month’s WASLA and Cairo Sound festivals, it’s Jordanian rock and metal instrumental band The Alaa Faqir Project’s turn to shake things up with their concert today at The Music Room. Lead by guitarist Alaa Faqir (below left), the band will be supported by Lebanon’s STILLRAW, LaGlobus and Sandstörm. Tickets cost Dh80 per person at platinumlist. net. Proving that there’s no dearth of musical genres in Dubai is the experimental sound and music club Tse Tse Fly Middle East’s Noise Noise event at Casa Latina in Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha. Edgy indie bands that are far removed from mainstream pop and club music such as Nightmares from Fabric, Golden Lion and Dubai-based solo project Osmosis will be performing. Free entry, from 8pm till late. The trend for difference continues at Nirvana 2017, a concert of Indo-Western fusion music led by Grammy-winning tabla player Ustad Zakir Hussain, today at Dubai Tennis Stadium. Bollywood singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan, jazz musicians Louis Banks and Dave Holland and saxophonist Chris Potter also play; tickets from Dh100 at platinumlist.net. Ward Monday blues off with Esther Eden’s soulful performance at The Fridge. The UAE’s very own teen popstar (top) is performing at Alserkal Avenue space with her band as part of the venue’s second concert series. She will be backed by Lebanese musician Hadi Sarieddine. Tickets cost Dh50 at platinumlist.ae, show starts at 7.30pm.