Mo Zowayed (Nickname for the young Bahraini musician Mohammad Zowayed) is the grandson of the late Bahraini artist Mohammed Zowayed, who inspired him to pursue music at a young age. The 27-year-old musician began his career playing the guitar and singing in English at the age of thirteen, quickly becoming a unique musician and songwriter. Mo rose to fame when he stunned judges and the Arab audience with his breath taking performance on "Arabs Got Talent" in 2012. He recently released an album entitled "New York Times", accompanied by his band of musicians from around the globe. Mo and his band (a Bahraini, Saudi, Hungarian, Portuguese and Indian), regularly tour, having played in several US cities and performed in various local festivals and events, most notably at the last Bahrain International Airshow.
Majaz, a Bahrain-based band formed in 2013, consists of musicians Jehad Al Halal, Abdulla Faisal, Salah Sharakhat, Hameed Al Saeed and Zahid Al Balooshi. The band plays a fusion of various musical genres including oriental, western, hard rock and classical folk, creating a diverse sound and experience that resonates with the global taste of Bahrain’s youth. Since the band emerged in the local music scene, Majaz has played at several local festivals and events across the country, most notably at the last Bahrain International Airshow and the Nest Arts Festival at Adliya’s Block 338.
Mo Zowayed and Majaz’s concert at the Spring of Culture 2017 has been organised by the Economic Development Board (EDB) as part of its support of 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, Huawei, GFH Financial Group, while Silver Sponsors include Bahrain Airport Company, Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, 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 (NOGA) and Bahrain Maritime & Mercantile International (BMMI) and the embassies of Italy, Japan, USA and Mexico in Bahrain.
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