Ministry of Youth: Adasa Festival

March 3, 2017 - March 14, 2017



ADASA, an art festival organized by the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, aims to create a platform to empower creative expression through film, photography, fine art, and performance art by showcasing and celebrating Kuwaiti artists.

Chelsey Green and The Green Project

March 7, 2017 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Classical Music

National Concert Hall

Chelsey Green and The Green Project formed in October of 2009. Shortly thereafter, the ensemble was awarded the opportunity to become Artists-In-Residence at the prestigious Music Center at Strathmore for the 2010-2011 performance season. Upon completing their residency, the group has gone on to perform around the country.

Taleb Al Refai Lecture

March 15, 2017 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Recital Hall

Taleb Alrefai is a Kuwaiti writer whose publications include novels, short story collections, a play, and critical works. He has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering/ Kuwait University & a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in “Creative Writing”/ Kingston University London. He won the Kuwait National Award for Art & Literature in 2002, for his novel “Scent of the Sea” and in 2016 for his novel “Here and Now”. He also won the Special Award of Arab Writers at the Cairo International Book Fair in 2014. Alrefai was the “chair of judges” for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2009. In 2011, he founded the “Cultural Circle” in Kuwait. In 2012, he Joined the International Writing Program (IWP) at The University of Iowa. Since 2013, is a Visiting Professor in the American University of Kuwait for Creative Writing. In 2015, he founded & chaired the Amultaqa Prize for Arabic short story, in collaboration with the American University of Kuwait. Novels: “Alnajdi” 2017, “Here and Now” 2014, “The Garment” 2009, “Samar’s Words” 2006, “The Scent of the Sea” 2002, “Burnt by the Sun” 1998.   Short Stories: “The Chair” 2012, “Minor Thefts” 2010, “The Sun” 2005, “Tales of Sand” 1999, “The Dawn Mirror” 1997, “I Fold My Soul into You” 1995, “Abu Ajaj” 1992

By Invitation

Amani Al-Haji & Al-Maraki Opera

March 16, 2017 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


National Concert Hall

May Farouq

March 17, 2017 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Drama Theatre

Mai Farouk is an Egyptian artist and is a great aficionada of traditional classic Arabic music. She is known for performing memorable classics by Um Khalthoum. She had many performances in opera houses, national Arab music festivals in Egypt and worldwide. She was also a representative to Egypt in several music contest and won’t many awards.

Les Portageux

March 19, 2017 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


National Concert Hall

Les Portageux’s upbeat original music harken back to that 19th century pioneer period in the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec, to a time before television and radio, when entertainment meant coming together for a night of song and dance.

Sherazade & l AvionRose

March 21, 2017 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.


National Concert Hall

Held by the Institut Français and the French Embassy. Sherazade and five French musicians who have travelled around the world, will offer us new sound textures, sometimes urban-electric, sometimes tasty-mystical. Sherazade has experienced mixed cultures, her songs are vibrant and sensual. Based in Caen, Normandy, she belongs to the family of these unclassifiable and cosmopolitan artists who develop a unique musical style and woven new sound texture, sometimes savory-mystical, between electronic music, oriental influences and blues. The texts, performed in French and Arabic, are much more than an invitation to travel. Audacious, sincere, they resonate in us by their universal aroma.

Orchestra Performance

March 22, 2017 - March 23, 2017 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


National Concert Hall

Ahmadi Music Group presents a program of orchestral classics:  Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, and the Requiem Mass by Gabriel Fauré.  Ahmadi Music Group is the oldest and the largest performing arts organization in Kuwait, with concert records dating to the 1950's.  We believe that this concert will represent the first-ever performance of an entire classical symphony, perhaps in the history of Kuwait.  The full orchestra, together with massed choirs, will involve well over 100 performers on the stage, with many decades of musical training allowing them to bring to life this very exacting and exciting music. Share this experience on 22 and 23 March.

Balqees Concert

March 24, 2017 9 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.


National Theatre

Balqees Fathi is a singer who celebrates her artistic excellence through her vibrant spirit and passion for humanity  Balqees is an Emirati singer of Yemeni origins, daughter of the well known Yemeni musician and composer Ahmed Fathi. She has found her passion in singing since her childhood. Her parents encouraged her to follow an artistic career since her early days She has achieved success through her song "Ya Hawa" followed by a blossoming artistic career through publishing many successful masterpieces

Abdulmajeed Abdullah Concert

March 30, 2017 9 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.


National Theatre

Fantasia Play

March 31, 2017 - April 10, 2017 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Drama Theatre

Starring the great artist Saad Al-Faraj