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44th United Arab Emirates National Day, Abu Dhabi 2015

The soundtrack for the 44th United Arab Emirates National Day was the second collaboration in 2015 with Christian and music-production company FiveCurrents. With Christian as Music Director, DASDUR once again was able to stunningly combine traditional and modern music—in this case, adding an epic orchestra landscape to traditional Arabic elements. Bringing together members of the Abu Dhabi cultural committee, local musicians, singers and producers, the full soundtrack was completed in four weeks. Along with an updated national anthem, it was performed on December 2 in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed City Sports Stadium in front of all the rulers of the emirates and an audience of 25,000.

CREDITS

ProductionFiveCurrents

Creative DirectorLibby Hyland

Music DirectorChristian Steinhäuser

Music ProducerChristian Feltkamp

Head of ProductionJason Zwolinski

ComposerMohamed Al Ahmed
Fayez Al Saeed
Amr Abd El-Aziz

OrchestrationZaid
Amr Abd El Aziz

OrchestraBerlin Session Orchestra
German Film Orchestra

ConductorJoris Bartsch-Buhle

RecordingTobias Lehmann
TELDEX

MixingMax Trieder and Sebastian Clobes