The Fridge, an artist agency and events company based in the United Arab Emirates, is bringing together a high-end class of performers for Kalubela -- a cabaret style show with Arabian influences -- for three nights this October, a UAE daily reported on Monday.
Kalubela, is a word which is commonly used in Turkish poetry and it suggests the very beginning of first love. However, In Arabic it refers to a moment before the beginning of time. In essence the word Kalubela means a meeting of souls.
The production will explore the heartaches, dilemmas and glory of love in a song-led style, the Gulf News reported.
The performance will take place at the Dubai First Group Theatre with vocalists from Oman, UK, South Africa, Colombia and Bulgaria.
The performers will be joined on stage by professional dancers, aerial performers and an 11 piece jazz band, comprised of a full brass section, which will help to create the effect of music in the mid-20th century.
Costumes for the performance are to be created by Haute-Couture Dubai-based Filipino designers Ezra Santos and Michael Cinco, whom are both well known internationally.
Shelley Frost, the show’s executive producer and director of The Fridge gave an interview with Gulf News and said that the show is “an explosion celebrating the music of years gone by.”
She described the show by saying that “it’s a feel-good show. It’s an unofficial tribute to the songs of the legendary musical icon Eartha Kitt” who she saw perform six years ago before she died. Frost described Eartha Kitt’s performance as “Just inspirational.”
The producer also told the paper to expect songs from the glamorous age of Marilyn Monroe and Etta James as well as other classics. She added that “it’s all very demure with lots of ’40s and ’50s style, glamour and sound.”
Frost has said that she’s been surprised by the commitment, she said that “everyone is there because they believe in the vision of the theatre experience.”
The show’s produce has said that there is a surprise in store for the audience, she said: “I have a huge surprise international act who I can only describe as outrageously-fabulous. It’s never been seen before and it will make a splash.”
Tickets for the highly-anticipated show are currently on sale for purchase.