Christina Perri’s 'unforgettable' experience in Dubai

Christina Perri played Dubai Jazz Festival

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

At just 28 years old she’s achieved impressive success, selling over 3 million copies of her 2010 debut single Jar of Heart in her native United States and writing and recording A Thousand Years for the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 in 2011.

But Christina Perri really reached the highest point in her career on this week when she explored Dubai.

She wrote on Wednesday after leaving the stage to make way for James Blunt at Dubai Jazz Festival: “Dubai, that was unforgettable! thank you!”

The day before Christina had visited the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, and was thrilled to have reached such a phenomenal height.

She tweeted alongside a picture: “Today we went as high as humanly possible in a building on earth.”

The opening night of this year's Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival lived up to the hype and excitement surrounding it.
Christina made her appearance just before 9pm with a slow ballad sitting behind her keyboard performing the first song she released, as the audience warmed up for what is said to be "an incredible three day musical extravaganza".

It has certainly grown since its humble beginnings from the Dubai Media City venue where it was started 13 years ago. In a white long sleeved shirt and a short black skirt she entertained the crowd with her performance that showcased her voice and musical talent with a wide variety of musical instruments. She stayed on stage for an hour with a mix of fast moving hits ending the performance with her latest tune Human.

James was on stage at 10.30pm to perform Face the Sun, and kept going for the next hour or so.

The fun has just begun as it continues for two more days featuring legendary artist Sting on Thursday night and John Legend on Friday.

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