Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre

Middle Eastern Melodies

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For traditional music lovers, “takht sharqi” harks back to the best of Middle Eastern melodies - soon to be performed by members of the JACC Orchestra in an evening combining folkloric Kuwaiti tunes with classical forms.

The word “takht” means podium or seat and was used in the 18th century to refer to the place where a singer and musician would sit.  At the beginning, the takht ensemble consisted of three instruments: oud, qanun and riqq (like tambourine).  The violin and oriental flute (ney) were added later.

This concert marks the launch of JACC’s “Takht” ensemble, within which modern instruments are to be added to the traditional ones: keyboard and cello. 

The players in the newly formed ensemble are Osama Al-Bayati and Yassine Ijmaa (violin), Tarek Kamal (cello), Samer Barakat (qanun), Ali Al-Anezi (ney / flute), Jarrah Al-Sayegh (keyboard) and Abdullah Al-Mutairi and Mohamed Al-Subaie (percussion). 


Join JACC's very own "Takht" ensemble at the Recital Hall on Tuesday 28 June 2022 and rediscover "takht" in a whole new way!


Middle Eastern Melodies performed by JAAC Takht Sharqi on Tuesday 28 June 2022.


: Recital Hall

: Starting From K.D


: 10 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. Late entries will not be allowed except during the intermission.

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.