Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fujairah Celebrates Earth Hour 2011 with Chinese Lanterns and Arabic Fusion Music

Fujairah is joining the globe in style to recognize Earth Hour by flying Chinese lanterns and enjoying Arabic fusion music.

Fujairah Flavour
This free event for residents and visitors will take place at the Heritage Village in front of the Fujairah Fort.

Chinese lanterns powered by candles will be distributed as people arrive between 7.00-7.30pm.

A short video will raise awareness about climate change and inspire people to reduce their personal carbon footprint by simple things such as turning off unneeded lights.

Kamal Musallam and his group will play before and after the countdown to the hour (8.30pm) and the launching of the lanterns.

Chinese Sights
Sometimes in the evening one can see Chinese lanterns being lit on the Fujairah corniche before they rise high into the night sky. Children will love to do this at the fort.

Here’s a video on how to fly a Chinese lantern:

Middle Eastern Sounds
Kamal Musallam is from Kuwait who turned his back on a career in architecture to devote himself fully to music.

He has spent time in Lebanon, France and other European countries and he is now based in Dubai where he works as a performer and producer. Kamal is known as an Arabic Fusion guitarist who combines Arabic sounds with jazz. On Saturday night he will be in Fujairah with one of his three bands, the Kamal Musallam Group.

Get into the mood by hearing his music at this link.

All the Details
Here is a rundown of Saturday night’s programme.

Thanks and shukran to the organizers—EWS-WWF, the Fujairah Municipality, the Fujairah Media….

Thanks to the Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi and Sheikh Abdulla bin Saif Al Sharqi for their dream and work in turning the Fujairah Fort into a place where people can gather to celebrate, to compete, to enjoy entertainment and to observe important events like Earth Hour.

Join the World
You might be living in a remote part of a small country in the Middle East but look at the fun you can have in joining the largest volunteer action on the planet:

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

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