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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
Serafina Dubai is hosting New York-based Tarek Yamani for a special performance this month.
Yamani is noted for creating a new style of music known as Afro-Tara, which combines his Arabic-African-Jazz roots into a unique fusion that has endeared him to his audiences.
Since the release of his debut "Ashur" in 2012, Yamani has been dedicated to exploring relationships between African-American Jazz and Arabic rhythms/maqams by finding new ways of applying jazz harmonic and composition techniques to Arabic rhythms (dabke, sama’i, etc…) while also trying the opposite which is applying modal Arabic maqams using jazz vocabulary and phrasing.
This new direction in reinterpreting Arabic classical music is the main story behind his new album "Lisãn Al Tarab: Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic". The album has been a massive hit in New York and the Middle East.
Yamani will be performing at Serafina Dubai on Wednesday 11th March and will be jamming with Elie & Rony Afif (Afif brothers), who have been a favourite among guests at the popular dining destination.
“Our Wednesday music nights have been a popular draw among our patron since we launched, so we are keen to enhance our offering to continue to give our clients a superb dining experience with great food and fantastic entertainment performances. Tarek Yamani will be a wonderful addition to our lineup of artists, and we are confident that he will be a hit with our guests,” said Dominic Gruening, Restaurant Manager, Serafina Dubai.
Then, every Wednesday, Dubai’s fashionable and party-going women will be entitled to two free complimentary cocktails plus 35% off on food from 6:00 pm at the restaurant, while enjoying the live entertainment provided by the city’s most exciting band Afif brothers.
In New York, Serafina has become a popular hotspot for celebrities from around the world including Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, David Beckham, Tom Cruise, Jay Z and LeBron James. In Dubai, the restaurant has also attracted the A-list crowd with its enviable location at the Souk Al Bahar with stunning views of the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, as well as sumptuous Mediterranean dishes. Among the VVIPs who have frequented the place include Charlotte Ronson, Jonathan Cheban, HH Sheikha Maitha Al Maktoum, AC Milan Football players among others.
Following the success of the first Serafina restaurant, Vittorio and Fabio have gone on to open six more Serafina locations in NYC: Serafina Fabulous Grill, Serafina Osteria, Serafina Broadway, Serafina at The Time Hotel, Serafina Upper Westside and Serafina Meatpacking. Other U.S. locations include: Serafina Philadelphia, Serafina East Hampton and Serafina White Plains while Serafina Boston will open in 2015. Internationally, the group has three locations in Brazil, three in India, two in Japan, two in South Korea and two in Turkey as well a location in Dubai while Serafina Puerto Rico will open in 2015. Future international endeavors include Manilla, London, Buenos Aires and more locations in Brazil, India, Japan and Turkey. Vittorio and Fabio energetically guarantee comfort, excitement and fabulous food at every location.
Serafina’s remarkable food combined with the lively atmosphere of each location has garnered a wide audience. Most locations feature an outdoor café with opportunities for a people watching. Serafina has a scene that is appropriate for every age group; the ambiance is always casual and relaxed. Prices are very reasonable when considering that Serafina use only the highest level of ingredients possible. Serafina’s unique combination of a casual setting, charming service and deliciously good food have kept the locals and celebrity-studded clientele coming back for more.
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