[Updated] Top 5 places that encourage a culture of music in Kuwait
Published on July 2nd, 2012 | by Caesar (Kuwait Music)
Over the last year or so, several local organization have established themselves for encouraging and promoting music in the country. Sadly though, there are far too few to really make a difference. Here are the top 5 in our opinion! If you have more to share, please comment.
Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) is a cultural organisation based on a Kuwaiti private art collection owned by Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, founder of The al-Sabah Collection and his wife, DAI director general and co-founder Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah. Recently, they have become the pioneer for staging local and international music acts. From classical music to country and folk, the DAI has made a huge difference locally and have provided a ray of hope for local musicians to perform legally. Most DAI events are free of charge.
Bayt Lothan is a private non -profit organization who’s primary objective is to nurture the arts and culture in Kuwait. Two big time concerts in the form of BLEND and BIJA took place here recently and has now established the Bayt Lothan as a serious location for potential music concerts
The National Council for Arts and Culture has been a great beacon for the promotion and support of music in the country. Unfortunately, due to sub standard awareness and event publicity tactics, many music events that take place here go unnoticed.
Famous for their collaboration on classical music, the Kuwait Chamber Philharmonica and Radisson Blu Hotel have been organizing and successfully promoting classical music acts for quite a while now.
Two education institutes that support music from students and local talent are The Australian College of Kuwait and Don Bosco high school. Frequent concerts for young students are held at these two locations with a great degree of success.