Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre

Art of Sawt

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Throughout the ages, the “art of sawt” has been a fundamental element of singing in the different regions of the Arabian Peninsula. Historically, Kuwait and Bahrain were pioneers in producing and performing this singing art. As a dynamic and evolving art that surrenders to the taste of its performers while performing, Kuwaiti artists have been more successful in preserving and developing it.

As part of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre’s efforts to promote local arts, The Recital Hall will host a musical evening on June 13, featuring Salah Hamad Khalifa, one of the few artists renowned for performing sawt.

The Sawt is distinguished by poetry such as Al-Humaini and eloquent Arabic poetry, in addition to its specific musical genres and scales such as Shami and Al-Arabi. In the performance of the sawt, musical instruments are also an important element, making it a unique folk art. There have been many musicians and singers in Kuwait, Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf who have excelled at presenting all styles of this art, including Abdullah Al-Faraj, Youssef Al-Bakr, Mohamed bin Faris, Abdullatif and Mahmoud Al-Kuwaiti.


: Recital Hall

: Starting From K.D

: incl. intermission

: No

: Twelve Years and above.



Smart Casual

You must adhere to smart casual attire to enter the auditorium





1. No food or beverage are permitted inside the venue.

2. Professional photography is not allowed.

3. The age limit indicated on the show ticket must be respected.

4. No exchange or refund is permitted unless the event is canceled or postponed.

5. Only tickets sold through the official sales channels shall be honored.

6. Tickets may not be resold or offered for resale under any circumstance.

7. Tickets shared over social media with the barcode visible before the start of the show may be canceled.

8. Re-entry of ticketholders may not be granted to the venue due to security reasons.

9. Venue doors will close at the time indicated on the ticket.

10. To ensure a wonderful experience for all our concerts and performances, we would like to remind our valued guest with Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre house rules and conditions, as indicated on tickets that doors are open 60 minutes prior to the show and closes 10 minutes before start time, therefore, ticket holder arriving late are subject to be admitted at suitable times in accordance with the nature of each show.

11. Neither the promoter nor the venue accepts responsibility for lost or stolen items.

12. Violating any of the above terms and conditions grants us the right to cancel tickets without a refund and deny ticketholders from attending or continuing the show.