(Abu Dhabi, UAE: 31 March 2015): Abu Dhabi Festival, in association with Mubadala, has brought the popular ‘Music in Hospitals’ initiative to healthcare facilities across the UAE for the sixth year running as part of its 2015 community & education programme.
Designed to enrich the lives of patients and provide an opportunity for community development between families and healthcare staff, the Festival presents a series of recitals by young Emirati musicians in oud, piano and guitar for the patients and staff of various hospitals
Nadine Saleh, Head of Social Development and Partnerships at Mubadala, said: “Our commitment to the community is an important component of the different youth empowerment and sponsorship initiatives we support. Not only does our collaboration with ADMAF provide a platform to provide Emirati youth with enriching experiences that combine arts and science, but activities like Music in Hospitals provide a unique opportunity to give back to the community by using talent for a greater purpose.”
With the aim to encourage community groups and individuals to utilize their talents in serving the UAE community, ‘Music in Hospitals’ artists this year performed at Imperial College London Diabetes Center, Tawam Hospital, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), and RAK Hospital. Performances in previous years have seen popular musicians such as Michel Fadel, House of Arts, and Bayt Al Oud perform to patients in various centres.
Further information on the Abu Dhabi Festival 2015 Community & Education programme can be found on the Festival website: www.abudhabifestival.ae