Artissima Art Agency launches Dubai Art Expo with over 500 artists from 170 countries under the Patronage of H E Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

Be part of a historic three-day Event that brings art and cultures together and highlights achievements of the nation’s Art initiatives for Jubilee celebrations

Artissima Art Agency introduces the Dubai Art Expo with a record of over 500 artists from over 170 countries with the grand opening on 4th November at the Meydan Hotel with visual artists, followed by performances from five continents including Art Talks and Shows.

The event is held under the Patronage of H. E Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and curated by Aurela Cuku, Founder of Artissima Art Agency.

The historic event is an initiative from the UAE for the world artists to celebrate the golden jubilee of the UAE and will showcase exquisite art and foster mutual cooperation that builds bridges between nations. There will be a series of talks on art by renowned artists and performing arts personalities.

On the 5th of November, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhoods with Akaas Visual Arts will play host to the Association of Colours of Peace exhibition, a non-profit association that promotes children’s art internationally to reduce cultural, social and economic distances between rich and poor countries with messages of peace, tolerance and unity. Children from the UAE will be drawing for peace.

The President of ‘Colors for Peace’, Antonio Giannelli, Bernard Dika, Councillor at National Park for Peace Sant’Anna di Stazzema and Councillor for Innovation and Youth Policies of the Tuscan Region, Italy together with the President of Peace Run, Alfredo De Joannon will endorse the Peace torch to Angelo Baldini, the President at Cycling team MG K VIS. The cyclists will ride from the Meydan Hotel to Al Fahidi area for the awareness of the Colors for Peace initiative. This is followed by the show ‘Symbols of Peace and Love’ by the well-known Syrian artist Badie Jahjah.

On the 6th of November, there will be Art Talks with the Secretary General of the Foundation Centro Conservazione e Restauro “La Venaria Reale” Sara Abram in presence of Dr Platon Alexiou, Dr Mariana Turchio, Dr Najat Al Saeed and Jassim Al Awadhi. This is followed by the show “Caravaggio” by the well-known Italian artist Mimmo Centonze. There will also be additional  insights from Dr. Nasser Palangi and Dr. Carla Barbara Coppi.

Aurela Cuku, Curator of the exhibition and Founder of Artissima Art Agency said, “We have had an overwhelming response from artists all over the world for the Dubai Art Expo and we are delighted to bring all forms of art this year, including the performing arts. Over the last decade, we have been a catalyst in bringing art from all over the world to encourage a culture of art and heritage appreciation and this time we have also brought sports into the equation.”

Artissima Art Agency has helped evolve the art community consistently over the last decade, launching the region’s best artists and art shows under one roof. The event is sponsored by San Marino Welcome, Morals General Contracting LLC, Anker, Studio Emme and Creative Artestic.

Zak Zorro Releases new song “Ye Faasla”

Video shot in Dubai and Directed by renowned Arab Director Adel Serhan

Dubai, UAE: Zak Zorro has released his latest Music Video “Ye Faasla’’ on Aug 15, 2021.”Ye Faasla” is a Pop Contemporary Emotional track as the Vocals and Synth Shines throughout the Track. A heartbeat Vibe with the Kicks and complimenting Bass Lines is the Aura of The Track.

The Song is from the Music Album “Baby Dil Dena” which has 11 diverse Musical tracks with a flavor of Jazz, Flamenco, Pop, HipHop, RNB, Rap, Afro, Spanish, Punjabi, Latin and Arabic Influence.

Adel Serhan is a Lebanese International Director who has been working from the past 20 years directing 100’s of Music Videos for Many Artists in the Arab Music Industry. He has directed artist around the world including USA, Canada, Europe, Dubai, Lebanon and Middle East.

Adel Serhan Says, “It was a pleasure working with Zak Zorro. Firstly we are best friends and brothers. I was very excited to direct this song as it’s my first Indian song direction with an Indian Singer and it was a great experience. It opened many doors for me as a director who tries to do the best possible. I wish many success and all the best to Zak Zorro”.

He was passionate to direct an Indian song because which has beautiful cinematography and a simple story to portray the song’s essence in “Ye Faasla”.

The listeners have an opportunity to enjoy over 52 Songs in different genres, The Previous 13 Singles and Music Albums named “SOUL”, “Eternal Love”, “Afrolina”, and latest “Baby Dil Dena”.

Music lovers can enjoy Zak Zorro Music and Music videos on:  

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/ZakZorro

Spotify     :  https://open.spotify.com/artist/7pibiAY1iDUqdWd8GPK61D

Connect to Zak Zorro on :

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zakzorro5/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/zakzorro5

First hybrid cinema and family entertainment centre comes to Wafi City

By Natasha Dury

We recently ventured to Wafi City to enjoy an encompassing entertainment experience at VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet that comes with mouth-watering F&B options, state-of-the-art 15-screen multiplex and Magic Planet, the regionally award-winning family entertainment centre.

A concept by Majid Al Futtaim, the state-of-the-art entertainment hub spans two floors. We visited twice, first to watch Boss Baby Two and later to watch Luca. VOX Cinemas Wafi City certainly offers moviegoers an exceptional cinematic experience and boasts the first Samsung Onyx screen in the UAE. Backed by brilliant LED picture quality and an infinite contrast ratio, Samsung Onyx delivers a powerful, captivating and memorable experience through HDR (High Dynamic Range) graphics and clear sounds.

The 15-screen multiplex also features cutting-edge audio-visual technology and a variety of VOX Cinemas’ signature concepts including KIDS, a colourful and dedicated auditorium for young movie lovers, MAX, an auditorium with a mega screen and Dolby Atmos surround sound technology as well as a reimagined VIP experience with luxury seating and in-seat dining.

Families and fun seekers of all ages can also enjoy a wide variety of the latest video games, amusement rides, attractions and redemption games at Magic Planet, which features the ever-popular Bumper Cars, thrilling Drop ‘N Twist and Highway 66, the ultimate mini-bowling experience.

The all-encompassing entertainment destination also features an array of F&B outlets to complement the experience including new concepts Candy Corner, where guests can indulge in a wide variety of sweet treats, and The Spotlight at Wafi City, which serves gourmet cuisine directly to guests’ seats.

The layout is welcoming and the décor in the thoughtfully appointed new culinary offering is imaginative and intriguing. It truly immerses discerning film fans in a unique atmosphere that redefines luxury and the cinematic experience.  

When we arrived, we were assured that VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet at Wafi City have opened in compliance with government guidelines and have implemented an all-encompassing sanitisation and physical distancing plan to ensure that guests can have an exceptional experience with added comfort and peace of mind.

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“An Unplanned Journey becomes a Destiny” Dubai Based Businessman Turned Singer Zakeer Hussain (Zak Zorro), CEO of Icon Art production

UAE is attracting more Hollywood and Bollywood movies as a hotspot for exotic locations shoots and Icon Art Production (IAP), a leading production house is known as a One stop solution for all Feature Films, TV Commercials, TV Programs, Documentaries, Music Videos and Corporate Films, Event Productions and Multimedia services across the UAE, Middle East & India.

Shereen Shabnam meets with founder Zakeer Hussain, a Businessman who is creating a sensation in the music world with his recent albums.

Zakeer who is also known as Zak Zorro in the Film & Music world, started his career working behind the scenes with his team at Icon Art Production and their expertise included being able to Line Produce 1000’s of Productions for local and International productions. And also expertise in write, produce, direct and accomplish postproduction of small medium and large productions.

Under his leadership, Icon Art Production offers all aspects of Line production, including Script approval, Shooting permits, Locations services, Cameras, Lights and Grips, Transport, Local & International Cast & Crew, Production and Postproduction services, a wide range of industry services for a variety of local, regional, and International clients in Film, Television, Advertising, Sports, Marketing, and Multimedia.

In-house state-of-the-art Equipment large inventory with Full-fledged Studio and working knowledge of the various Local and International Films, TV Programs, TV Commercials and the Events industry positions IAP amongst the top 10 Production houses in Dubai.  As the Founder of Icon Art Production, Zakeer has seen the completion of over 3000+ productions including Films, TV Programs, TV Commercials, Music Videos, Documentaries, Corporate Films, and Events since the company’s inception.

With a strong faith in the potential of Dubai being a hub for the Entertainment world, Zakeer invested in a facility that can be customized and branded for Magazine Shoots, Product launches and Pop-up Events etc.

According to Zakeer, his success in the Production world is due to his team who understand the niche requirements of the industry, based on which they design a feasible budget for any type of project to assist, Directors and Producers. This has enabled IAP to be Industry leaders in supporting International filmmakers coming to Dubai from Bollywood and the regional film industries.

As a musician and his persona as Zak Zorro, Zakeer’s vision is to produce global music, He loves all kinds of music and was blessed to listen to different eras of music and genres. His music Passionstarted 15 years ago, and he has been working with various artist and genres of music which inspired him to discover the love for different styles of music and the First Indian to do Afro Music and sing pigeon English with some Afro slangs.

As a Versatile Artist who has sung in over 25+ different music genres, Zakeer is known for his versatile vocal abilities bringing his unique fusion of songs to music lovers around the world in different genres, Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Country, RNB, Hip Hop, Rap, Bhangra, Folk, Afro, Reggae, Dance Hall, Latin, Flemenco, Arabic, EDM, Synwave/ Synth Pop, Sufi, Qawwali, Ghazal, Meditation, Chill Out, Fusion, Techno and Disco etc. His passion to sing in multiple genres has led him to sing in seven languages following the important elements and protocols of the respective genres in its pure form.

Music to Zakeer is like a meditation and whenever he works on a new genre or language, it’s a completely new experience from zero, as if it is his First Song production so we put our heart and soul in it. He has a great team who understands his vision and works in his direction, and they accomplish every time unique songs and produce a great album.

“MUSIC IS AN EXPLOSIVE EXPRESSION OF LOVE AND PASSION, AND WE ARE ALL TOUCHED BY IT, NO MATTER WHAT CULTURE, RACE OR COUNTRY WE COME FROM” – ZAK ZORRO

Music is now part of his life and is part of his daily routine while creating music, studying, experimenting, and working with different styles of music, languages, musicians and composer etc.

Speaking of his musical journey, Zak Zorro said, “My passion for music began from childhood and I started singing four years ago with Urdu and Hindi poetry which then evolved into songs. I dedicated lot of time for voice training in Hindustani Music and Western music by 7 different vocal trainers. After over 5000+ hours of vocal training, I worked with several different music composers producing different genres of music and found a unique style that worked for me. Every song has a unique story and mood in the lyrics.”

Zak Zorro also established Audio studio for himself and other upcoming artist providing a platform to individuals who needs guideline in their passion in music industry with professional equipment for sound, audio and video production.

ZAK ZORRO MUSIC ALBUMS

  • As a Singer and Music Producer, Zak has recorded over 70+ Original Songs in last 4 years. 
  • Produced Music in over 25+ Styles of Genres and Sang in 7 Languages.
  • Zak sees himself as a global Artist not bound by any single genre or style, he has always been influenced by world music and his vision is to record in as many different styles as possible and bridge cultures through music.

Zak Zorro “SOUL”

Music Album with 7 Soulful Songs with beautiful compositions and lyrics will take you in an emotional journey. It was an emotional transition of my life which was translated into Songs and was the beginning of my musical journey.

Eternal Love:

Zak Zorro “Eternal Love” Music Album with 11 diverse love songs with mesmerizing poetry.

This Album is a perception of true love which we seek in our life partner and also some lose them in between the journey, and seek compassion or start over to love again.

Afrolina :

Zak Zorro being the first Indian Producer and Singer to produce an Afro Music album with 11 musical tracks, He said my love for world music and fascinated with Afrobeat inspired me to produce Afrolina Music Album in collaboration with Sammyoung an African music producer.  This Album to make anybody dance, smile and have fun with every beat.

Baby Dil Dena :

Zak Zorro released his latest 4th Music Album ‘Baby Dil Dena on July25 2021. An album with 11 diverse Musical tracks with flavor of Jazz, Flamenco, Pop, Hip Hop, RNB, Rap, Afro, Spanish, Punjabi, Latin and Arabic Influenced. Every song has a musical journey of daily life relationship dramas which are fun sometimes and painful sometimes.

ZAK ZORRO MUSIC VIDEOS SONGS:

Zak Zorro has released 4 Music Videos which have crossed over 20 Million+ Views. 

Teri Yaad Mey

Soulful Pop Music with beautiful lyrics which will take you in a memory lane of your first love, irrespective you are with that person or not. It tickles your heart and makes you smile. The song is about also about endless love or memories, sometimes we separate but still love the person and those beautiful memories are always haunting us. Also inspiring social message about Karma which is a Boomerang.

Taqdeeron ke Khilonay

The Debut Rock Music Video which was released on 1st April 2020 followed by six songs from Zak Zorro Fusion album. Rock Song is “Taqdeeron ke Khilonay”, which portrays reality of life that we are “toys of destiny” and how we influence each other in this life with some happy and painful experience which were portrayed in the Music video in a symbolic way.

Jeeta Raha

“Jeeta Raha” is a Song tribute to all fathers, Directed by Sajjad Delafrooz renowned antagonist of Bollywood Film Tiger Zinda hai & Special Ops Web series with Neeraj Pandey. A Song dedicated to “All the Fathers for their unconditional Love and Sacrifices they make for their children happiness” the video portrays the loneliness of father and his weakness not able to communicate with his son. A Social Message, not to leave your parents alone in their old age.

Ye Faasla

“Ye Faasla” is a Pop Contemporary Emotional Song as the Vocals and Synth Shines throughout the Track. It’s an emotional journey of 2 lost souls in their own world. This Song portrays people living together yet not connected and living in their own world which do not exist.

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UAE based Music Producer and Singer, Zak Zorro releases an Afrobeat Music Album

Zakeer Hussain popularly known as ‘Zak Zorro’ releases his latest album ‘Afrolina’ today on June15, 2021. The homegrown artist will reveal an original album with 11 distinct dance tracks namely ‘Carolina’, ‘Maria’, ‘Dubai Way’, ‘Killempa’, ‘Chikka’, ‘Oley’, ‘African Lady’, ‘Somebody’, ‘Dil Pe’, ‘Superhero’ and ‘Call my Name.’

With this album, Zak Zorro gets the unique distinction of becoming the first Indian Music Producer and Singer to produce an Afrobeat Music album. Speaking on the release, Zak said “Music is the strongest form of magic. It is an explosive expression of love and we are all touched by it no matter what culture, race or country we come from”.

Further expanding on his fascination for afrobeat in particular, he said “The thing about Afrobeat is, it just uplifts your mood from the very 1st beat and makes you move your whole body and I think that is what people around the world need now more than ever.”

Zak sees himself as a global artist not bound by any single genre or style, he has always been influenced by world music and his vision is to record in as many different styles as possible. However, as a music purist he makes sure to follow important elements and protocols of each different genre in their pure form. Afrolina is an honest attempt at ensuring the authencity of the music remains while the vibe only gets one to groove to each beat.

The Album is produced by Icon Art Productions. All the songs are written and composed by the very talented award-winning music producer, Sammyoung (Dubai based afro music producer). ‘Afrolina’ released on 15th June ‘2021 on all the digital stores iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Gaana, Saavan & YouTube on the ZakZorro channel worldwide.

About the singer

  • Founder of Icon Art Production (Amongst UAE’s biggest studio, production & equipment rental company)
  • 3000+ productions including films, web-series, tvc’s , music-videos, documentaries and corporate films
  • As a singer and music composer, Zak has recorded over 70 singles in the last 4 years.
  • A versatile artist who has sung in over 15 different music genres
  • Released 3 music videos which have crossed 6 million+ views organically.

Music lovers can enjoy Zak Zorro Poetry and Music videos on YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ZakZorro. and Spotify

Artissima Art Agency and Sakoo Art School exhibit at Archiade Atelier in d3

Fourteen artists showcase their work through creative mediums at Archiade Atelier

Artissima Art Agency, in collaboration with Sakoo Art School in Tehran are displaying the remarkable and magnificent artworks of 14 Iranian and two Emirati artists at the Archiade Atelier at Dubai Design District until the 28th of March, 2021.

The opening reception was inaugurated by Dr. Agrippa Damba, Executive Governor at African Finance Regulatory Authority (AFRA) and President of the African Central Bank (ACB) along with other distinguished guests.

Artissima and Sakoo have successfully collaborated in the past for the UAQ Art Festival 2020 and the Italia in Arte Tour, where the Iranian artists won during the art tour.

Narges Soleimanzadeh, President of Sakoo Art School said, “Every Year we hold an International group exhibition of artists, ensuring their work can be seen on a bigger platform Internationally and being in the hub of the art and design scene in Dubai’s d3 is perfect for the visibility of our artists talents.”

Aurela Cuku, Curator of the exhibition and Founder of Artissima Art Agency said, “Narges is one of the artists participating in the exhibition and understands the necessity of the artists to be promoted Internationally. She will exhibit along with the other talented Iranian artists. It is always a pleasure to collaborate and curate such outstanding and brilliant artists.”

Among the artist’s participating are Fahad Al Thani, Abdulrauf Khalfan, Yeganeh Khosravimanesh, Sahar Alizadeh, Farahnaz Oliyaei, Golnar Ghasimi, Mahin Monfared, Mahjoob Zohourian Pourdel, Parisa Khodaparast, Sepideh Naziri, Shabnam Aria, Shahrzad Taheri, Shirin Moayya, Shohreh Damestani and Zahra Parkah.

The exhibition will be held in Archiade Atelier, one of the most prestigious Italian design venues at the Dubai Design District and will run until 28th March 2021.

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Dubai Based Singer, Zakeer Hussain with Artist name Zak Zorro Releases new Music Video

Zakeer Hussain Known as “Zak Zorro” has released another Music Video titled “Teri Yaad Mey” shot fully in Dubai, a song dedicated to people in love with a social Message. The song is about the endless memory of love and separation.  The song conveys love after separation and how beautiful memories continue haunting about the person we love and it has an inspiring social message about Karma.

All the cast in the song are locally based in Dubai. Jumana Khan is a well-known Social Media influencer and Sagar Midda works in the Fashion Industry while Soniya Rana is a fashion model. All the performers portray their characters beautifully to translate the feel of the song.

The Song Produced by Dubai based Production House Icon Art Production. Dubai Film and TV Commission facilitated the shooting permit, Fnajeen restaurant hosted the shoot with other locations on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dar hamad Fashion Boutique by Hamad Al Falamarzi, Meydan Bridge “Auto Deals” car showroom and a luxurious penthouse.

Zak Zorro Produced the song in collaboration with Atif Ali well known music director & lyricist. The Music Video produced in Dubai UAE which was Directed by Waqqas Qadri Sheikh, cinematography by Mark Hobson.

The PoP song Teri Yaad Mey music video released on 20th November 2020.

The new song is released on ZakZorro YouTube Channel and promoted worldwide.

Live Facebook musical evening with Soundcore by Anker tonight features Vocalist and Guitarist Fahmil Khan

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Soundcore by Anker Innovations will be presenting a ‘Musical Evening by Fahmil Khan’, lead Vocalist and Guitarist of the ‘On the Rocks’ band live on Facebook on Thursday, 11th June from 9pm onwards.

Tune in to hear a rendition of songs from the 90s, Bollywood retros, Sufi, Pop and contemporary songs to usher in the weekend.

Faraz Mehdi, Regional Sales Head at Anker Innovations MEA said, “Soundcore is committed to bringing premium audio to the people. This includes its series of Liberty true wireless earbuds, its Spirit series of sports headsets and several iconic indoor and outdoor Bluetooth speakers such as the Flare, Icon, Infini, Motion and Rave. It is the perfect companion to wind down end of the week.”

The Musical evening will be hosted on the Anker Middle East page on Facebook. Music lovers can log on https://www.facebook.com/events/558795394794813/ for the live event.

Khalidiyah Mall to host Lulu Hypermarket’s Paws & Tails Pet Carnival

The Grill & Chill event will be held on 7thDecember, 4pm

Khalidiyah Mall

Khalidiyah Mall is the Abu Dhabi venue for Lulu Hypermarket’s Paw’s & Tails pet carnival which will feature a Grill & Chill event on December 7thfrom 4pm.

The event will have food stalls, Agility show & contest, online competitions, vet behaviorists, pet groomers and sitters, walkers & trainers, raffle draws, pet food & accessories, pet adoption and live music bands.

MayankM Pal, Mall Manager at Khalidiyah Mall said,“Khalidiyah Mall embraces the change of the season that is perfect for outdoor events. Our customers will be able to take part in barbecue competitions, food sampling and get attractive discounts on BBQ and outdoor products from Lulu Hypermarket.”

Khalidiyah Mall is located at the nerve centre offering patrons three levels of elegantly laid out outlets ranging from fashion to furnishing and cosmetics to consumer electronics. The mall’s multicultural food court offers an intriguing array of international cuisine, alongside a number of cafes, restaurants plus an amusement centre with arcade games, a cinema and a bowling alley.

“Joe Koueik” performs at Al Wahda Mall

Al Wahda Mall visitors enjoyed a musical evening with Lebanese Music sensation Joe Koueik while enjoying a wide range of entertainment and activities for kids and adults during the long weekend.

Mr. Navaneeth Sudhakaran, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall said, “It has been a fun experience having Joe Koueik entertain our guests last night. We wish everyone a wonderful National Day with fun celebrations and thank them for spending the holidays with us at Al Wahda Mall.”

Musician Joe Koueik adds, “Al Wahda Mall audience proved to be a fun crowd and I thoroughly enjoyed performing to the responsive and dynamic music lovers of the UAE. I look forward to an equally entertaining performance again at the mall.”

Residents can also enjoy Al Wahda’s sprawling multi-cuisine food court with over 50 F&B outlets to treat every palate, sports venues, an enticing multi-cuisine food court, a decadent nine-screen multiplex cinema and over 350 stores to shop from.