The Kingdom of Bahrain hosts "A Spring of Culture". The whole month is celebrated by wonderful events including displays of various dance, vocal and instrumental concerts, plays, puppet shows for children and art exhibitions. The Kingdom is decorated with signs announcing all the acts and the citizens of Bahrain arrive in droves!
I screamed (literally) when I saw a poster of Diana Krall on the King's highway. I was excited to see her picture but crestfallen to see all the information was written in Arabic. BUT I had just finished my the "numbers section" in my Arabic class and recognized a phone number. Sooo, I placed a call (right there on the highway) to the number on the poster and inquired about seeing a poster featuring Ms. Krall's face (assuming it was a concert announcement and not just an add for an upcoming album or something!)
Sure enough it was a concert and she would be playing at the Arad Fort on March 12th at 8:30 PM. JACKPOT! I WAS GOING come hell or high water! To make matters BETTER the concert was to be held in our new "home town" of Arad, how cool! Paul secured our tickets last week at the Seef Mall, I couldn't wait!
The venue was intimate, seating less than 1000 people. The backdrop was a combination of the sparkling skyline of the capital city Manama and the ancient Arad Fort which was all light up for the occasion. Fabulous! Diana Krall sounded amazing and her three band mates rocked the town of Arad with their jazzy sound.
More than the music I enjoyed a REAL, honest to goodness, DATE NIGHT with my husband! So rare and precious, I wish it could have lasted longer! :)