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27 June 2012 Omar Faruk Tekbilek Live Concert Creates Mystical Ambience at Manama ‘City of Joy’ as part of Bahrain Summer Festival 2012

Music lovers at Manama ‘City of Joy’ were carried away into a world of mysticism, folklore and romance as they witnessed the amazing performance of award-winning musician maestro Omar Faruk Tekbilek as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival 2012.

During the one day live concert the multi-instrumentalist once again established himself as one of the world’s foremost exponents of Middle Eastern music and left the audience hungry for more. The concert was held as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival 2012 on Saturday, 30th June 2012 at the Bahrain International Exhibition Convention Centre (BIECC). His musical art is deeply rooted in tradition, but has been influenced by contemporary sounds.

Omar Faruk won the Best Artist Award at the Turkish Music Awards in 2003. Over the past years he has collaborated with a number of leading musicians of international repute such as jazz trumpeter, Don Cherry, keyboard player, Karl Berger and ex-Cream rock drummer, Ginger Baker among others.

Tickets for the Bahrain Summer Festival are exclusively available at Virgin Megastore at Bahrain City Center or electronically through Virgin Megastore's website Tickets will also be sold at the venues where the events, take place if seats are still available. Ticket prices for the shows range from BD2 to BD10 with events at Nakhool City being free of charge.

The Ministry of Culture has also obtained special rates and promotional offers with a number of leading Bahrain hotels for visitors and tourists during the month-long festival. The Ministry is grateful for the support of all the festival’s sponsors, namely, the Sheraton Hotel, Intercontinental Regency Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Gulf Hotel, Ritz Carlton Bahrain, Gulf Air, Seef Mall, Bahrain City Centre, Al Ayam newspaper, Al Watan newspaper and Saudi newspaper, Okaz.

Further information about the Bahrain Summer Festival and its programmes is available on the website as well as on the dedicated hotline +973 8000 8089 in addition to the following social media channels: Twitter: @bahrainsummer12


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