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Chaka Khan Headlines the First-Ever Riyadh International Jazz Festival
POSTED BY WLAS February 5th, 2024 0 COMMENTS

Riyadh is set to resound with the sultry sounds of jazz as the inaugural Riyadh International Jazz Festival takes center stage in Diriyah from February 7th to February 9th, featuring the iconic Chaka Khan as its headline act along with several more singers.

The Queen of Funk, a ten-time Grammy winner renowned for her soulful voice, will grace the stage at the historic Diriyah location on February 8th, transforming the city into a musical haven.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture‚Äôs Music Commission as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative, the Riyadh International Jazz Festival aims to amplify the capital’s musical landscape. The Mayadeen Theatre in Diriyah will host the three-day extravaganza, showcasing an eclectic lineup of jazz performers from around the globe.

The festival’s daily lineup promises an immersive musical experience, featuring:

Wednesday, February 7

Australian jazz-funk sensation Cat Empire British jazz royalty YolanDa Brown OBE Synthpop artist Fulana

Thursday, February 8

Queen of Funk Chaka Khan British jazz ensemble KOKOROKO Bahraini Afro-Khaleeji band Majaz

Friday, February 9

Masego Haitus Kaiyote Saudi jazz-fusion band Garwasha

Tickets for the Riyadh International Jazz Festival are available on moc.gov.sa, offering various options, including general admission starting from SAR120 for a one-day pass and VIP access for SAR300. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in this historic musical celebration, where Riyadh’s vibrant cultural scene harmonizes with the rich tunes of jazz.

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