Event: Arun Ghosh Quintet in Kuwait

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As part of a series of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Kuwait’s independence and the 20th Anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait after the first Gulf War, the British Council brings the Arun Ghosh Quintet to Kuwait for two live music performances.

First Show
Date: Thursday, 17 February 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Performing Arts Centre, The English School

Second Show
Date: Friday, 18 February 2011
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: The Avenues, Phase 2 outside Dean & Deluca

Admission is free to both events but for The English School performance it’s strictly on a first-come, first-served basis and you should arrive in good time in order to secure a seat. For more information visit this [Link]

Thanks Guy


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Event: Carmina Burana

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This looks like it’s going to be one hell of a show. The Ahmadi Music Group & Orchestra will be presenting one of the most famous and exciting choral works ever performed in Kuwait with a large orchestra of 40 musicians… Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Location: Boy Scout Association Theatre, Beirut Street, Hawalli, Opposite Centre Point.
Time: All shows start at 7pm

Dates & Prices:
Tuesday 18 January, 2011 – Preview night for students KD4
Wednesday 19 January, 2011 – Gala, Black Tie followed by buffet, KD10
Thursday 20 January, 2011 – Adults KD8, Students/Children KD4
Friday 21 January, 2011 – Adults KD8, Students/Children KD4

Secure your invitations in advance to avoid disappointment by calling 66184192 or sending an email to invitations@ahmadimusicgroup.com
For more information visit the Ahmadi Music Group website [Here]

Thanks Ridwan


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KFC can’t dance

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[YouTube]

They get an “F” straight away for their choice in music. Their dancing and wardrobe get a “C”. McDonalds are still winning this dance contest followed by Pizza Hut who sadly have removed their video. Here’s the current ranking so far:

Kuwait Dance Competition
1- McDonalds
2- Pizza Hut
3- Center Point
4- KFC
5- Caribou Coffee


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Center Point can’t dance

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I found them a bit lifeless when compared to the Pizza Hut and McDonalds staff. [YouTube]


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Event: Carmen – Georges Bizet

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Kuwait Chamber Philharmonia & Radisson Blu Hotel present:

Carmen – Georges Bizet

Date: Saturday December 11, 2010 at 8PM
Location: Al Hashemi II Grand Ballroom at the Radisson Blu Hotel

Performed by International Soloists:
Alicja Wegorzewska – Whiskerd – Carmen – Verica Grmusa – Micaela – Tomasz Kuk – Don Jose – Adam Szerszen – Escamillo

Tickets: KD16 (available at Radisson Blu tel 25673000 and Virgin)

For more information visit www.kuwaitcp.com


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Event: A Blues BBQ

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Next Thursday there is a rooftop BBQ at Al Manshar Rotana with a live blues band playing. The band is called Mojolators Blues Band and have been playing together now for around 3 years. I haven’t been to any of these rooftop events at the Al Manshar before but I’ve heard they usually kick ass.

Date: Thursday 28th October
Time: 8pm on wards
Where: Al Manshar Rotana – on the roof (very cool set up)
Price: KD12 per person + 15% service charge.
This includes live music and BBQ

You can contact Aziz from the band for booking
or more information on 97444318
Here is a link to the flier [Link]


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Kuwaiti Metalhead

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So I’ve previously post about Kuwaiti rappers and a country musician and so here is a Kuwaiti metalhead called Yousef. He has 4 sounds online, below is the metal one but you can hear his other songs [Here]

Lost by yahguitar


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Where all tapes go to die

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It was very strange walking into this store since it was mostly made up of cassette tapes with few CDs laid out in the middle. It reminded me of the early 90s when the market was just starting to get introduced to CDs and so I suddenly felt the urge to pick up a Vanilla Ice cassette.

What helped with this early 90s flash back was the fact that the majority of the tapes where from that era, Color Me Bad, Culture Beat, Dr Alban, you name it and they were all “Thomsun Original” branded tapes similar to the ones Bells and Swan Lake used to sell for those who still remember. At KD1 for 3 tapes thats a lot cheaper than the KD1.750 we used to pay for a single tape. Ah the good old days of The Video Club…

The store is located on the first floor of the parking lot building behind Johnny Rockets Salhiya.


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Mr. Trolololo is back!

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Remember the trolololo song? Well the guy (now much older) made a live appearance recently and sung/lip synced his famous song again. It’s a very weird video with appearances by Darth Vader, what looks like the Village People and a Gorilla. [YouTube]


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Naser Al-Marzouq

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After posting the videos of the Kuwaiti rappers earlier in the month one of my readers contacted me to tell me about his cousin. He told me his cousin was an extremely talented piano player… and was blind. I thought that would be great to share on the blog so he recorded a short video of his cousin playing the piano which you can watch above. Naser was born blind and has been playing the piano since he was 4. [YouTube]


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