Mohammed Assaf, Charice, Juicy J and more Thursday night F1 gigs
Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Mohammed Assaf The Yasalam After Race concerts kick off on Thursday November 20 with some of the biggest music stars in the Arabic world taking to the stage. Egyptian movie star Tamer Hosny, award-winning Lebanese musician and actress Carole Samaha, and Emirati singer Fayez Alsaeed will all perform, as will headliner Mohammed Assaf. Assaf won season two of Arab Idol, making him one of the most famous pop stars in the Arab world. Fans will be desperate to see the star take to the stage after a performance in Abu Dhabi earlier in the year had to be cancelled, making this the perfect concert to kick off a weekend of festivities in the capital.
Charice Charmaine Pempengco, also known as Charice, is a Filipina singer born in the province of Laguna. Charice gained international recognition when Ellen DeGeneres watched her videos on YouTube and brought Pempengco to The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2007 and is currently on a world tour after also appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also a cast member of US TV smash Glee and is a judge on the Philippine version of The X Factor.
Juicy J Academy Award-winning Juicy J is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer, who is also a founding member of hip hop group Three 6 Mafia, formed in 1991. As well as recording hits in his own right, Juicy J has collaborated with Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Whiz Khalifa and most recently on Katy Perry’s smash hit ‘Dark Horse’. He will be sure to bring his own distinct lyrical style to The Corniche on F1 weekend’s Thursday evening.
Shatha Hassoun Winner of the 4th series of television talent show Star Academy Arab World, with Moroccan and Iraqi heritage, Shatha Hassoun is one of the most popular singers in the Middle East and Maghreb region. Known as the, ‘Daughter of Mesopotamia’, award-winning Shatha has a unique Iraqi-Arab dialect, and is famous for her stunning live performances. She performs in many languages, including Arabic, English and French.
Two Tone Moroccan hip hop artist Two Tone is a UAE resident who will be playing Yasalam for the first time. He is a big name in the Dubai music industry who has worked with many of the UAE’s home-grown music talent.