Veteran Emirati Artist Hussain Al Jassmi to Headline Grand Sharjah Concert to Celebrate 49th National Day

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AL MIDFA: CONCERT TICKETS NOMINALLY PRICED; PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SUPPORT BIG HEART FOUNDATION

The Sharjah National Day Celebrations Committee has revealed the details of the grand concert being organised on December 3, 2020 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah on occasion of the 49th National Day of the UAE.

The special concert to mark the 49th National Day is to be headlined by popular Emirati artist Hussain Al Jassmi and will celebrate an important milestone in the history of the nation and the region, an occasion that is so dear to all Emiratis proudly marching under one banner on an extraordinary journey of progress and development. A journey that remains a source of inspiration to the rest of the world.

Al Jassmi will be joined by a number of young Emirati artists including Aryam, Jassim Mohamad, Faisal Al Jasim and Oraib to commemorate the historic journey of the nation with Emirati songs that are popular both at home and across the region. 

Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Head of Sharjah National Day Celebrations Committee, stressed that the concert, being held under strict health safety measures, will seat the audience at half the capacity of Al Majaz Amphitheatre and is nominally priced. The proceeds of the concert will go to support the Big Heart Foundation’s initiatives in aid of refugees and other needy communities around the world, he added.

The Big Heart Foundation, the humanitarian initiative by HH Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), aims to mobilise humanitarian efforts to safeguard the rights and improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families around the world, particularly in the Arab world, through advocacy, humanitarian and development efforts.

Al Midfa pointed out that Hussain Al Jassmi has been chosen to headline the concert based on his high stature as an artist in the region and his distinguished career and initiatives in faithfully serving the country by conveying the unique message of peace and tolerance to the Arab and international societies.

The participation of young Emirati artists in the concert stems from Sharjah’s keenness to support Emirati art and their contribution to the Emirati and Gulf Arabian music, arts and culture, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Hussain Al Jassmi expressed his excitement about participating in this important national event. “I am very happy and look forward every year to celebrate all national occasions like this, especially the foundation of our nation and federation.  We feel immensely proud and patriotic and are justified in celebrating what we have achieved as a young nation, marching fast on the road of progress and prosperity.”

Al Jassmi added, “December 3 is a truly historic occasion as we celebrate with our people this important milestone in our beloved emirate, Sharjah, which enjoys a special place of love in our hearts. An Emirate that always smiles with grace and generosity."

He lauded the participation of young Emirati artists like Aryam, Jassim Mohamad, Faisal Al Jasim and Oraib in the concert, saying their participation in this national and precious celebration of all the people of the Emirates fills him with pride.

Al Jassmi, who has a number of creative successes and achievements to his credit, is widely respected in the UAE music industry and artistic arena, and has performed on numerous Arab and international platforms, attracting record numbers in terms of audience presence, as well as in fan following, sales and views across social media in excess of two billion views. He has been received by many Arab leaders and has been crowned with the top national honours, medals and awards.

The artist is known for his love of humanitarian work and has visited the vulnerable and needy communities in the region with the aim of offering hope, optimism and positivity. He has been honoured as a special ambassador by a number of Arab and international humanitarian organisations. He is known for promoting love, peace and tolerance between world religions and peoples and has been honoured as a special guest for his efforts by Pope Francis. 

Al Jassmi is known for his unique modern musical colour. His songs are loved for their melody as well as their lyrical beauty. Tickets for the special concert are nominally priced at AED 30, 50, 75 and AED100 and can be bought online by visiting www.platinumlist.net.

Al Majaz Amphitheatre is equipped with world-class audio-visual facilities and modern amenities, including facilities for people with disabilities. A professionally trained team will be available to assist people with disabilities and accompany them to their seats. All necessary health safety measures have been put in place to protect against the Covid-19.

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