Jubilee Beats wraps up with a host of pioneering performers who all call Dubai home

DUBAI, 18 November 2021 – The line-up for the final show of the three-night series, Jubilee Beats, features a diverse array of artists who have all helped to shape the UAE’s contemporary music scene. From soul to hip hop, indie-rock, blues and jazz-fusion, Jubilee Beats on Saturday 20 November promises the perfect blend of genres from some of the emirates’ leading artists.

Singer-songwriter Abri (Hamdan Al Abri), who has been performing and creating music since 2005 – collaborating with and supported artists including the likes of Kanye West, Sade, Sting, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones – will bring the very best of soul to the Jubilee Stage.

Hot on his heels, Abu Dhabi-born Egyptian rapper and producer Tac, who has become one of the faces of the UAE’s burgeoning rap scene, will deliver his own style of hip hop and rap through expressive lyrics and a powerful voice.

A whizz on the acoustic guitar, Rony Sarkis is a familiar face in the Dubai music scene. The indie-rock and blues magician, who launched his debut single Fields of Green in February 2021, is known for his personable, laid-back performances.

The Jubilee Park audience can also tune into the whimsical sounds of South Africa-born Dubai-based singer Leone Murphy as she mixes her own compositions with unique cover versions from jazz and funk to pop and soul.

Kuwaiti-born Dubai-based musician Kamal Musallam will give music lovers the opportunity to plug into the sounds of jazz-fusion, mixed with distinctive oud sounds and guitar vibrations. No stranger to the festival circuit Musallam has previously performed in big events around the world including the UK’s Southbank Centre London Jazz Festival and China’s Guangzhou Asian Games.

Three MCs representing six countries, the cosmopolitan trio that make up The Recipe are a recipe for hip hop success and can count Snoop Dogg, Skepta, Macklemore, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, De La Soul, Akon, Stormzy amongst the artists they have opened for.

Known for their atmospheric and ambient guitar sound reinforced by a formidable stage presence, five-piece band We Left As Humans describe themselves as ‘space rock.’ Audiences can look forward to a cosmic ride…

Then it’s time to get into the groove with The 264 Cru, a universal mixture of 10 local DJs and creatives who originate from all corners of the world, before the curtain falls down on an imaginative and uplifting performance courtesy of choreographer Nick Liestal.

The final Jubilee Beats takes place at Jubilee Park on Saturday 20 November from 1700 GST onwards. Music fans are advised to keep their eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-announced artist line-up that will next perform on the Jubilee Stage.