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Bahrain EDB kicks off 12th Spring of Culture with performances by Groove Onkels

February 21, 2017
Manama – Economic Development Board, 21st February 2017: Bahrain’s 12th Spring of Culture will kick off tomorrow (Thursday 23rd February), with an energetic musical performance by the German group Groove Onkels. The band will be performing throughout the weekend, the first of four street performance acts this season.
 
Groove Onkels’ debut performance in Bahrain will take place on Thursday at 4pm, at the Nakheel Center in Saar. The show will be followed by an open invitation “Bucket Drumming” workshop, led by the band itself, in which young and old participants can learn from the masters how to create rhythmic beats from random objects.
 
On Friday 24th, the Groove Onkels’ will perform in the Khalifa Al Kubra Garden in Riffa at 4pm, followed by a performance at 6pm in the Prince Khalifa bin Salman Park in Hidd. The band will finish the night with another performance at Block 338 in Adliya, starting at 8pm.
On Saturday 26th the band will perform another three shows at Seef Mall in Seef District, at 11am, 4pm and 7:30pm.
 
The performances are themed around recycling and environmental awareness, using only jumps, kicks, slaps and throws to create great beats with household objects. Entrance to all of these family friendly performances is free of charge.
 
Groove Onkels’ shows at the Spring of Culture 2017 have been organised by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) as part of its support to the annual festival. The Spring of Culture contributes significantly to Bahrain’s tourism sector each year and tourism is a key priority sector for the EDB as part of its development plans for the Kingdom.
 
The Gold Sponsors of this year’s festival are the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), Huawei, GFH Financial Group, while Silver Sponsors include Bahrain Airport Company, Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK), DHL and Bahrain Duty Free.
 
Additional support has been provided by the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), Investate, the National Oil and Gas Authority and Bahrain Maritime & Mercantile International (BMMI) and the embassies of Italy, Japan, USA and Mexico in Bahrain.
 
For the latest news and updates on events, follow the official Spring of Culture account @springofculture on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
 
Full details of the Spring of Culture and its various activities are available on the website www.springofculture.org.
 
-ENDS-
 
For more information, please contact:
Economic Development Board
Telephone: +973 17589966
E-mail: NC@BahrainEDB.com
 
Notes to editors:
About Spring of Culture
The Spring of Culture is an annual festival recognised as one of the most significant cultural events in Bahrain. The festival is organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) in cooperation with the Economic Development Board (EDB), Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research, Al Bareh Art Gallery, Al Riwaq Art Space and La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art.
 
The Spring of Culture has offered up a multitude of exciting and distinctive experiences over the past twelve seasons. The annual festival has brought an array of talented artists from Bahrain, the Arab world and beyond, covering theatre, art, music, poetry and literature. The festival also includes a host of other cultural activities held throughout the Kingdom that highlight Bahrain’s rich heritage and unique cultural and historical landmarks, entertaining and educating local citizens and overseas visitors.
 
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