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ADMAF collaborating with international association A Child, A Promise to stage 28 October event

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Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation presents “Salam Ya Quds” - a unique concert uniting Arab artists to benefit Palestinian children

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 September 2010: Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) will present a unique artistic collaboration in “Salam Ya Quds,” a concert which unites leading Arab artists behind the cause of Palestine’s children.

The concert, which will take place on Thursday, 28 October 2010 at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, is being staged in collaboration with the international charity A Child, A Promise.

Tickets for Salam Ya Quds are on sale as of today and all proceeds will be donated to A Child, A Promise, to benefit Palestinian children.

The event will bring together some of the foremost artists from the Arab world, including Macadi Nahas with her distinctive voice; the talented Aicha Redouane; Abir Nasraoui, whose voice pays tribute to traditional oriental musical styles; and gifted vocalist Yolla Khalife. They will be joined by celebrated poet and public figure Zahi Wehbe.
Together, these artists will deliver a memorable evening of cultural entertainment, at the same time raising awareness around the challenges facing Palestine’s disadvantaged children.  Salam Ya Quds is an example of artistic innovation through collaboration between performers who believe that their art can light the way to a better tomorrow.
Mrs. Hoda Al Khamis Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation commented:
“All of us yearn for a time when children across the world will be able to live in a world free from injustice; where children can simply be children.

Until that dream of peace becomes reality, charities across the world continue to play a vital role in lessening the pain of poverty.

We are delighted to join the aid organisation, A Child, A Promise once again in honouring the children of Palestine. I sincerely hope that this evening of music and poetry will help shine a light on the plight of others far less privileged than ourselves.”

Mrs. Kanoo added:

“The Emirate has become an incubator of talent and creativity, so it is with honour that the region's cultural capital pays homage to Jerusalem and prays for its peace and prosperity. Salam Ya Quds is dedicated to bringing hope to the most vulnerable of children, upholding the spirit of ‘Bilad Al Khayr’ (The Land of Blessings) and the legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which is based on justice, tolerance, enlightenment and respect.”

This concert reflects ADMAF’s commitment to supporting community and humanitarian causes through arts and culture, and the Foundation has been supporting A Child, A Promise association for many years. Through this collaboration both organizations aim to help raise awareness of the Palestinian children, as well as funds for their education. Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation has an established yearly programme dedicated to art education, as it believes that art and culture are crucial in the development of any individual’s approach to life and to society.

Tickets for Salam Ya Quds are now on sale on and will also be available at the ADMAF ticketing desk at Emirates Palace from 20th October 2010.