SOULFUL SOUNDS NOVEMBER 6
DEBORAH JONES LIVE
ATTIC GREEK KOUZINA
Kickstart your week with a musical evening with UK jazz and soul singer/songwriter Deborah Jones who takes to the stage at Attic every Sunday alongside talented Bahraini instrumentalist Adel Fairooz. Expect a chilled performance to help douse those back-to-work blues. 38 177-177
LIVE RHYTHMS NOVEMBER 8
Get ready to welcome the one and only Wizkid live in Bahrain at Coral Bay. Miami Events Bahrain joins hands with Elevate Entertainment SPC to bring you the party of the year for 2019 as Nigerian singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) puts on his unforgettable show on the big stage. Wizkid began his musical career at just 11 years old. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006, he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB Jezreel, Naeto C and Banky W. And, by 2011, he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist. Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album, Ayo, in 2014. His second studio album featured a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti. It also featured Balogun’s
global breakthrough track Ojuelegba. Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the international spotlight. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake’s 2016 smash single One Dance. In March 2017, it was announced that Wizkid had signed a major deal with RCA and Sony International, which would release his third LP, Sounds From the Other Side, later that year. A handful of singles appeared in advance of the album, including Sweet Love and the Drake-assisted Come Closer. Wizkid’s contribution to the music industry has earned him numerous accolades including three Billboard Music Awards, two iHeart Radio Awards, two BET Awards, two MOBO Awards, an MTV EMA and three MTV African Music Awards, so you’re guaranteed of a good time. Pre-sale tickets are BD20 and the door price is BD25. VIP tables start at BD250 and doors open at 3pm. Call 36 950-077 or 17 312-700, 37 354-912.
OUTDOOR MARKET NOVEMBER 8-9
BAHRAIN POP UP MARKET
THE COURTYARD, SEEF
It’s here! The much-anticipated Bahrain Pop Up Market is back and this season starts with The Courtyard in the Seef area. The market is open from 5pm to 11pm and welcomes a host of local artisan producers in the areas of fashion, jewellery, decor and food. A percentage of sales will be going towards Bahrain Stray Cats, a voluntary organisation which helps look after the Kingdom’s many stree cats. Call 37 119-590.
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Vol.23 - Issue 10 - Your guide to a great way of life