Fatiniza in Dubai

We made many fine musical discoveries at last year’s SoundCity music festival, but one of the most impressive was Fatiniza Discuss this article

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We made many fine musical discoveries at last year’s SoundCity music festival, but one of the most impressive was Fatiniza, Dubai’s answer to Shakira. Their shared heritage – they’re both Columbian – may make that an obvious comparison, but it works on several levels: they both have incredibly powerful voices, a bucketload of stage presence and bring a Latin flair to their chosen genres. But while Shakira largely mines a healthy seam of Latina pop, Fatiniza digs rock.

And fine rock it is – it’s always good to see local musicians with material as well as stage presence. In fact, if we were going to point fingers at the local scene and choose which of the artists could plausibly make it into the pop charts, she’d be in there for sure. Just a little more experience on the stage and who knows where she could end up?

If you’ve always wanted to see a big band before they were famous, you could do a lot worse than take a chance on her – we reckon she’s really going places.

Fatiniza plays Double Decker, March 18, free.

By James Wilkinson
Time Out Dubai,

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Close X The Holy Month of Ramadan started on Sunday, June 29 and will last for one month. During this time live music and DJ sets will stop and opening hours may change at all venues. Please call ahead to confirm details with the outlet.