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Everything You Need To Know About the First European Music Week in Riyadh


On till November 20, the very first European Music Week in Riyadh is drawing attention from across the world for its stellar lineup. 

Taking place at the Saudi Music Hub, EMW is bringing together musicians from eight countries: the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Estonia, France, and Denmark. The performances reportedly kick off each evening at 8pm, and are held free of charge. Visitors are also being encouraged to take part in two free workshops: one with a traditional Estonian folk band named Ehale, where guests will get to learn a new song from Estonia, and another focused on jazz by the Rembrandt Frerichs’ trio of the Netherlands.

The second workshop will be hosted by the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio from the Netherlands. Here, you can experience the rich tapestry of jazz.

Organized by the European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia in collaboration with the Embassies of the EU Member States, the Saudi Music Commission and the Saudi Music Hub, European Music Week aims to create a closer bond between Europe and Saudi Arabia, giving music lovers in the kingdom a chance to discover new musical styles and new cultures. Another big goal is to help musical professionals from both regions come together and build connections for the future.

Below, the complete list of musicians taking part in the European Music Week:

Almanata, Portugal

Louise Tuxen, Denmark

Arcis Saxophon Quartett, Germany

Cynthia Queenton, France

La Società dei Concerti di Milano, Italy

Ehale, Estonia

Marianna G, Greece

Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, Netherlands

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