UNESCO Artist for Peace, ZARA, to perform in Qatar

Doha, Qatar 27 October, 2018: As part of Qatar Museums’ (QM) successful Years of Culture programme, renowned Russian artist, Zara, will be performing at the Katara Opera House on the 29th of October, 2018 at 7pm. The artist will be performing iconic songs from her repertoire, entertaining audiences with stories of romance and patriotism as well as cultural classics.

Under the guidance of QM’s Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the concert is part of Qatar Russia 2018 – an extension of the Years of Culture programme. The initiative is designed to deepen understanding between the people of Qatar and Russia through mutual exchanges of arts, culture and heritage. It comes as part of QM’s commitment to promote Qatar’s culture to international audiences, while at the same time bringing inspirational experiences to the local community.

Zara is known for her harmonious blend of western and eastern cultures. The St. Petersburg born artist began her career at the age of 12 when she recorded and released her first solo album, “The Heart of Juliette”. Her repertoire includes songs in English, French and Spanish among other languages, allowing her powerful performances to extend far beyond the borders of Russia. She has performed in several artistic cities including Rome and Paris. Moreover, she has worked with musical legends such as Mireille Mathieu and Andrea Bocelli.

“Singing Arms”, a group of gestural singers with hearing impairment from St. Petersburg, will also take part in Zara’s concert. The young group of performers had performed previously at the UNESCO headquarters, at Zara’s solo concert at the Grand Kremlin Palace, and on the stage of “Helikon Opera” as part of the “You are Unique ” social program. Zara’s collaboration with the group comes as part of her commitment to various charity initiatives in Russia and beyond.

The concert is free and seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. To RSVP, attendees are requested to email: rsvpzara@qm.or.qa


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