Bahrain Je t’aime – The Land of Many Cultures Celebrates France and Bob Marley

Bahrain Je t'aime Festival - HRH Sheik Nasser addressing the gathering

Bahrain is the island of many cultures and nations.

My Irish friend invited Mojo and I to attend the final evening of the French Festival Week at the Sofitel.  We were accompanied by a British couple who moved to Bahrain last March and love living here.

At the entrance, we kissed hello to our friends from Bahrain, Belgium, France, America, the UK, Greece, Italy and Denmark.

With our group sat two other couples: the House of Designer Shaik founder and his karate black-belt wife and business partner along with two young Bahraini women.  One woman covered with hijab worked for a local bank.  The other was dressed in a knee-length peach-colored suit and wore pearls.  Her accent was American and she worked at the US embassy.

HRH Sheik Nasser stopped by with his entourage to welcome the French Ambassador and the guests.  A British woman emceed the evening.  Seven, young talented French opera singers entertained the champagne-sipping audience.

Bahraini Trio playing Bob Marley for Cocktail Reception during the French Festival

But my favorite part of the whole evening was the Bahraini trio who played Bob Marley during the cocktail reception.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah Hope
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 00:10:07

    This is why I miss Bahrain! I love this photo. It says everything about the surprises in store for new arrivals in the pocket-sized Gulf state.

    Reply

  2. Eva the Dragon
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 14:45:54

    Did you notice black tie for a thobe meant black shoes and socks?

    Reply

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