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A tango fest, Ce­cil Beaton – there’s a lot hap­pen­ing in the UAE this week.

Ta­ga­log mu­sic fes­ti­val TagFest 2017 will take place to­day at the Dubai World Trade Cen­tre. There’ll be con­certs by Filipino rock band Parokya Ni Edgar, award-win­ning Filipino rap­per Gloc 9, singer-song­writer Ebe Dan­cel and al­ter­na­tive rock­ers <S>and­wich. Tick­ets from Dh99 at tagfest.ae; from 3pm-12am.

The fourth edi­tion of Ben­gali con­cert se­ries Rhythm Raaga is also to­day at the In­dian In­ter­na­tional School. Per­form­ers in­clude singer-song­writer Nachiketa Chakraborty and singer Ji­bon­mukhi. Tick­ets from Dh50, call 04 3377475; from 7pm-12am.

En­joy bar­be­cues and out­door grills? Do it the South African way at Braai Day DXB. The event on the lawns of the Emi­rates Golf Club to­day will fea­ture DJ Shimza and the Fran­cois Van Coke band sup­ported by Afrikaans in­die-rock band Die Gi­fap­pels. Bring your own meat and do the grilling or buy it there. From 3pm, Dh120 for over-21s and Dh60 for un­der-21s; call 050 871 7493.

Hin­dus­tani singer Pan­dit Ajoy Chakrabarty (above) is per­form­ing at Duc­tac to­day as part of the Emi­rates NBD Clas­sics con­cert se­ries. The vo­cal­ist and com­poser will per­form tra­di­tional In­dian gen­res of mu­sic such as Thumri and Tappa. Tick­ets from Dh150 at plat­inum­list.net; from 8pm-10pm.

The sib­lings that sing to­gether and rock to­gether – Daler Mehndi (above right) and Mika Singh – will pump up the tempo on May 19 at DWTC. The singers – known for their in­di­vid­ual Bol­ly­wood and Bhangra hits such as Mauja Hi Mauja and Tu­nak Tu­nak Tun, col­lab­o­rated on the Pun­jabi song Sohniye last year and are con­tin­u­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tion with a slew of live con­certs. Tick­ets from Dh125 at plat­inum­list.net; gates open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 9.30pm. South Asian a cap­pella group Penn Masala will be per­form­ing in Dubai on May 18 at Duc­tac. The all-male group of singers from the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia are a Hindi a cap­pella group who cre­ate mashups of Hindi and English hits with­out us­ing any in­stru­ments. The group is launch­ing its tenth al­bum Yuva, parts of which will be per­formed dur­ing their con­cert in Dubai. Tick­ets from Dh200 at duc­tac.org; doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8pm.

Min­istry of Sound’s Stay True Week­ender fes­ti­val is hap­pen­ing at Barasti Beach un­til to­mor­row; Grammy-nom­i­nated Felix Da House Cat, EDM pro­ducer Harry Romero, Miguel Migs, Lovra (be­low left) and Rob­bie Rivera will head­line the event. The event is tak­ing place be­tween 6pm to­day and 2pm to­mor­row; en­try is free, visit barastibeach. com

It’s back to the nineties at Dubai Duty Free Ten­nis Sta­dium to­day where three bands from the Brit­pop scene – The Light­ning Seeds, The Farm and To­ploader - per­form full live sets. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm; tick­ets from Dh175 at theirishvil­lage.com.

Ed Sheeran fans, you’ll be in love with the shape of this news: The Bri­tish singer (above left) will per­form at the Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai on Novem­ber 23. It’s a long way down the road, we know, but tick­ets are al­ready on sale at 117live.com. The one-night only con­cert in Dubai is part of the hit­maker’s world tour.

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