Morocco Pavilion’s ‘Mbokka Project’ brings African rhythms to Expo

DUBAI, 21 November 2021 – Mbokka Project, a group of seven musicians from five African countries, delighted audiences with a blend of lively African music at the Sun Stage and the Morocco Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai on Saturday. The musicians came from Morocco, Mali, Senegal, Congo and Ivory Coast, and sang in Arabic, Wolof, Bombara and Baoulé. Mariam Koné, Mbokka Projects’ vocalist and guitarist from Mali, said: “Mbokka Project was the idea of the Moroccan NGO Africayna to bring together different strains of African music and package it for…

QNET Reinforces its Commitment to Sustainability with Global Reforestation Initiative

QNET Reinforces its Commitment to Sustainability with Global Reforestation Initiative

QNET partners with EcoMatcher to launch Green Legacy with Forests in three global locations to combat climate change   DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–(AETOSWire) Reiterating its commitment towards sustainability, e-commerce based direct selling company, QNET, announced its new Green Legacy programme in partnership with Certified B Corporation, EcoMatcher with the planting of three new forests in the UAE, Kenya, and the Philippines. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identify reforestation and sustainable forest management as key to combating climate change. QNET understands the critical role of forests in the livelihoods,…

UNICEF Appoints two new Youth Advocates during Expo 2020 Dubai ceremony

Dubai, 20 November 2021 – At the World Children’s Day flagship concert hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai, UNICEF announced the appointment of two new UNICEF Youth Advocates. Gitanjali Rao, an inventor from the United States of America and TIME Kid of the Year, and Saeed Almutaiwei, member of the United Arab Emirates Children’s Parliament, join the 2021 cohort of young thought leaders from backgrounds as diverse as entertainment, education and entrepreneurship to innovation, social justice and media. Two UNICEF Youth Advocates from the 2020 cohort officiated the appointment, in the…

Flamenco artist Jesús Carmona dances into visitors’ hearts with a riveting performance at Expo

عرض لرقصات الفلامنكو في إكسبو 2020 دبي

DUBAI, 20 November 2021 – It was a night to remember for flamenco fans as Jesús Carmona, one of Spain’s leading new-generation flamenco artists, thrilled the audience with his bold creative moves and charismatic improvisations. Back by a troupe of six dancers and a lone guitarist, Jesús Carmona blended theatre with flamenco, and wowed spectators at the Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre at Expo 2020 Dubai with his electrifying performance on Saturday. Carmona will perform again on Sunday at 1730 GST at the same venue. Carmona, a principal dancer with the Ballet…

TODAY AT EXPO – Sunday 21 November

DUBAI, 21 November 2021 – A look ahead to the major events of Sunday 21 November at Expo 2020 Dubai Oman National Day Enjoy the Official Ceremony of Oman’s National Day, including the flag-raising, national anthem, official delegate speeches and a cultural performance 1015, Al Wasl Plaza Oman National Day Performance Join the celebrations with Music in the Garden – a captivating musical performance 1545, Al Wasl Plaza Oman Youth Ship (‘Shabab Oman’) A youth cruise has been organised by the Oman Pavilion to tour the ports of GCC countries,…

Indian team triumphant in inaugural Inspiring Futures event

Indian team triumphant in inaugural Inspiring Futures event

Dubai, United Arab Emirates –(AETOSWire) : Emertech Innovations, whose supply-chain solution provides data to support a fairer deal for farmers and other supply chains has received industry recognition for its work at the inaugural Inspiring Futures, which supports entrepreneurship in UAE. Gaurav Somwanshi and other finalists of the Inspiring Futures competition battled it out in front of a live audience this week, pitching their ideas to a panel of judges, to earn the top prize. Leading the panel was Adam Bradford, founder of Adam Bradford Agency, and Katy Holmes, General…

Yara: Singing to children at Expo 2020 Dubai is ‘double the happiness’

يارا: فرحتي مضاعفة لأنني أغني للطفل في مكان استثنائي مثل إكسبو 2020 دبي

DUBAI, 20 November 2021 – Lebanese singer Yara, UNICEF Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, performed in a flagship concert hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai to celebrate World Children’s Day and debuted ‘We Want to Live’, a new song about children. Coming out of the pandemic, what does it mean to you to be a UNICEF ambassador on World Children’s Day? I thank God that life is gradually returning to normal after all the difficulties we went through last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How does…

Sicilian marionette show reveals uniqueness of Opera dei Pupi as part of Expo’s World Children’s Day celebrations

Sicilian marionette show reveals uniqueness of Opera dei Pupi as part of Expo’s World Children’s Day celebrations

DUBAI, 20 November 2021 – To celebrate World Children’s Day on Saturday, the Figli D’arte Cuticchio company, with its age-old expertise in Sicilian ‘pupi’, presented a marionette show dedicated to the love story of Ruggiero and Bradamante. The Opera dei Pupi was listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2001. Accompanied by a live four-piece chamber music group, the traditional puppet show features wooden, elaborately-costumed dolls and mixes artisanal traditions, experimentation, the ancient Sicilian language and the mystique of chivalric romances to create a magical performance.…

UNICEF Appoints two new Youth Advocates during Expo 2020 Dubai ceremony

Dubai, 20 November 2021 – At the World Children’s Day flagship concert hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai, UNICEF announced the appointment of two new UNICEF Youth Advocates. Gitanjali Rao, an inventor from the United States of America and TIME Kid of the Year, and Saeed Almutaiwei, member of the United Arab Emirates Children’s Parliament, join the 2021 cohort of young thought leaders from backgrounds as diverse as entertainment, education and entrepreneurship to innovation, social justice and media. Two UNICEF Youth Advocates from the 2020 cohort officiated the appointment, in the…

Q&A: Star footballer Clarence Seedorf at unique Expo 2020 event for children of determination

نجم الكرة الهولندية كلارنس سيدورف يحضر فعالية للأطفال من أصحاب الهمم في إكسبو 2020 دبي

DUBAI, 20 November 2021 – Football legend Clarence Seedorf, all-time great, visited Expo 2020 Dubai yesterday, leading Play for Good, an afternoon of coaching and a unique football game for children of determination at Expo’s Sports, Fitness and Wellbeing Hub. The event was organised by G42, Expo’s Official AI Enablement Premier Partner, and not-for-profit organisation Heroes of Hope, founded by Hollie Murphy, to promote the inclusivity of people of determination in sports and fitness. Former Netherlands international Seedorf, 45, also toured the Expo 2020 site, including visits to the Country…