Hip-Hop takes center stage at Cultural Hall: Bahrain Summer Festival
Brooklyn-based hip-hop outfit “Chen Lo and the Lo Frequency” took to the stage on Friday (15th July) for the first of its two shows at a packed Cultural Hall. Part of Bahrain Summer Festival’s lineup of performances, the band lived up to its reputation by entertaining the audience with a live mix of global rhythms drawn from the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, blues, kwaito, soul, rock, R&B, afro-beats, and pop. The second show is scheduled for today (Saturday 16th July at 8pm).
The band is widely known for its artistic flair and passion for humanitarianism which are evident in its art. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the six-member group was formed in 2007 by rapper Chen Lo and has since performed on major TV networks and music shows such as MTV and the CMJ Music Festival.
Due to overwhelming public demand, the Ministry of Culture decided to move two upcoming shows - percussion specialists “The Dhol Foundation” (July 18th at 8 pm) and “Georgian Legend: Samaia’s Little Virtuosos” presenting Georgian traditional dance (July 25 – 26 at 7 pm) by a group of Georgian youngsters - to the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center. Both shows remain free to the public with tickets distributed at the venue on a first-come first-served basis.
Summer is here and that can only mean one thing, the Bahrain Summer Festival season is back! Escape the heat and enter into the world of Nakhool Tent, a safe collaborative environment that expands and molds young minds and emphasizes positive values. This year, the tent features an expanded two month-long program of activities divided into different categories, each of which includes dozens of workshops that cater to every interest and age group – tots to teens, and from art to agriculture and acting to astronomy. The festival also features a number of cultural shows organized in collaboration with local foreign embassies. So what are you waiting for? Come on and join the fun and make this your most memorable summer yet!