To Zayed Salam - Cine Concert

Date: 24-25 October 2018
Time: 8:00pm
Location: MAS, Abu Dhabi

The Emirati Voices project organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, is one of the ambitious musical projects in the region. Its goal is to bring together Emirati musicians to find new ways to preserve and renew the rich vocal traditions of the UAE.

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat to celebrate the Year of Zayed, Emirati oud master and singer Faisal Al Saari has teamed up with a group of professional singers from the UAE to present to the public traditional songs that cover themes inspired by the poems of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The poems touch diverse subjects relative to the life in the UAE society.

 Together with the concert, an exclusive compilation of footage from the life and memories of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan will be screened, relating to the music and recreating the late leader’s symbolic presence in the culture and values of the UAE today. The film highlights Sheikh Zayed’s character, kindness and love for his people. A unique and moving musical and visual experience awaits the public, highlighting both the traditions of the UAE’s musical heritage and the life and persona of the Founder of the Nation.


Faisal Al Saari is an Emirati artist from Abu Dhabi, who grew fond of playing the oud in 1986. He started learning oud on his own and then joined the Institute of Professor Ahmed Fathi in Sharjah, where he graduated in oud and vocals. In 1992, he composed his first work, and has since then collaborated with many artists in the UAE and the Gulf. Among the most important pieces that Al Saari has composed is the operetta “The Story of a Country”, for which he won numerous awards. Faisal studied solfège and western operatic singing for two years, and he memorised five musical compositions by the German composer Chopard. He also studied oriental solfège including “Qudood”, “Muwashahat”, and “Kulthoumiyat” with two renowned Arabic Professors. In 2008, he joined Bait Al Oud in Abu Dhabi, and in 2011, he graduated with an honours degree in the oud instrument as a Soloist instructor. He specialises in oud playing as well as composition and scientific research.


# Musical Work Duation (minutes) Written by Composed by 
1 Mashghoub 5

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

 Khaled Nasser
2 Shatan Bi Al Ghazlani 5 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Moussa Mohamed
3  Ana Ma Sadet Bteeb 5 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
4 Mn Nazretah
5 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Moussa Mohamed
5  Hobokm wasat Al Hasha 4  Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Khaled Nasser
6  Al Zain Haza 4  Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Moussa Mohamed
7 Ya Tyer  4 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan  Ali Kano
8 Hay Bel Shahama  4 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan   Mohamed Al Ahmed
9  Azy Regal Wallah Regal 7 Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed   Heritage
10 Dar Zayed  4  Juma Al Ghuwais Ali Kano