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Head of Programming at XP Music Futures in Saudi Arabia discusses the event ahead of the December return

Dubai: Yasmine Rasool, Head of Programming at XP Music Futures, revealed that this year’s edition will seek to be more than just a music conference, “rather, it will be a catalyst for change, a bridge for diverse voices, and a platform for empowerment and excellence.” In the Saudi music sector.

The event, now in its third edition, will run from December 7 to 9.

Rasoul, an active member of the cultural scene in the UAE, London and New York, said in a statement that she strongly believes in supporting regional artists globally.

Rasoul is part of a network of relationships across museums, galleries and cinemas with which it regularly collaborates to connect creatives around the world.

She said her experience laying the foundation for the music industry through workshops, dialogues, focus groups, networking opportunities, and deep research at other music conferences led to the launch of XP Music Futures.

She said: “(The event) represented a major enabler of change in the Saudi artistic and cultural scene, pushing the industry towards unprecedented heights, and making the Saudi music sector lead the industry in the region,” adding that “XP succeeded in expanding the field for music industry professionals from all backgrounds, Empowering artists, designers, entrepreneurs and policy makers, making this journey a fulfilling one.

Rasoul said in the statement that eight initiatives will be launched to support and educate “the next generation of talented people in music and support integration to advance the music scene in the Middle East and North Africa region.”

“These initiatives include the

There was also the XCHANGE initiative, a series of workshops conducted this year in four cities: Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Amman and Riyadh, to gain a better understanding of the regional music scene and its strengths.

Rasoul said XP will be launched here, an initiative to support women through a one-on-one mentoring program designed to connect successful women in the music industry with emerging talent to promote equality in the regional music scene.

Rasoul stressed that the transformation of Saudi Arabia’s music scene is progressing smoothly and that “the community is building together beautifully.”

    (Tags for translation) Jubail 

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