BAHRAIN’S favourite annual festival, the Spring of Culture, continues this week.
Khaleeji hip-hop acts, Daffy, Flipperachi, DJ Outlaw and Lil Eazy are set to headline a sold-out concert this Friday at Bahrain Bay.
Taking the GCC and Middle East music scene by storm, Kuwaiti singer, songwriter, and producer Daffy and Bahraini hip-hop artist Flipperachi became a household name with the launch of their album Sarat.
In the past, the artists have collaborated on multiple hit singles that have topped regional charts.
These include Samboosa, Shino Al Shino Al Kalam Hatha, Laywagef, as well as the hugely popular Ee Laa, which surpassed a whopping 26 million YouTube views and was nominated for an Arab Nation Music Award for Best Independent Song.
A fusion of hip-hop Khaleeji beats and Arabic lyrics, the songs in Sarat appeal to both regional and international audiences.
Daffy and Flipperachi are signed to Bahrain-based record label, Outlaw Productions.
Known as one of the leading figures transforming the regional music industry, DJ Outlaw will join the hip-hop duo on the night.
The event will also feature Saudi-based rap artist, Lil Eazy at his debut Bahrain concert, together with Daffy and Flipperachi.
The Jeddah-based artist has released numerous projects, including an album with Flipperachi titled The Proof.
The album surpassed 500,000 streams on digital streaming platforms in two months following its launch, with its first single Atta Gas becoming an instant hit across the region.
Friday’s concert begins at 7.30pm.
A free screening of American animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seas will be held at Qal’at Al Bahrain tomorrow at 7pm.
Directed by Tim Johnson and Patrick Gilmore, the film tells the story of Iris, the Goddess of Chaos, who wants to steal the mysterious Book of Peace, and summons her naval captain to bring her the notorious thief Sinbad.
A book launch and film documenting ‘Food is Culture’ will be held at the Bahrain National Museum on Tuesday.
Food is Culture is a creative experimental project that aims to bridge the mediums of art and food.
In its fourth edition, the collaborations that took place between 11 artists from the culinary, visual art and music fields in January this year now culminates with the launch of a publication and film documenting the process.
Chefs, artists and musicians will be present in a panel discussion to share their collective experiences and impressions with the audience.
Admission is free and the event starts at 7pm.
Now in its 14th year, the Spring of Culture festival is organised by the Economic Development Board, Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities, Shaikh Ebrahim Centre, Albareh Art Gallery and La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Manama.
For the latest news and updates on events, follow the official Spring of Culture channel @springofculture on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
The full festival programme details are available on www.springofculture.org and on the Spring of Culture app.