July 29 – August 3
Al Balad Music Festival is a platform for independent music projects from the Arab world in Amman, executed once every 2 years as a music carnival for one whole week in one of Amman’s most ancient sites: Odeon Theater, down town. It also provides new opportunities for musical exchange experiences between Arab local bands emerging & established musicians.
Al Balad Music Festival Purpose:
- Al Balad Music Festival aims to create a platform to present young musicians to the Arab audiences, & a space for an independent music market that promotes independent music for the target audiences.
- This year, Al Balad Music Festival is aiming to expand its vision & to widen its partnerships locally & regionally. The main purpose is to raise awareness towards independent Arab music projects, & reach out to new audiences; especially in underprivileged areas, as Al Balad Theater believes that art & culture is the way towards a healthier cultural, social & political growth.
- Al Balad Music Festival also aims to support emerging music talents by supporting their albums, & providing a decent exposure for them to sustain their experience & enrich it.
- The new component Al Balad Music Festival is aiming to work on this year is a music residency that gathers independent Arab musicians & provides everything needed for them to work together & share their professional experiences, in order to produce new collaborative projects that can tour internationally & promote each one of them.
Al Balad Music Festival Objectives:
- Presenting emerging musicians: Al Balad Music Festival aims to present emerging musicians from Jordan & the Arab region to the public audience & those who are interested to support the emerging music scene in the region. We offer the space to promote their music & media material as well.
- The musical & cultural exchange between the artists: Al Balad Music Festival hosts a number of Arab professional musicians to present their work in the festival, & to run closed meetings with the emerging musicians, in order to learn from their experiences and musical orientations through conversations.