The Wonder Walk is a natural walkway connecting the different areas of the festival.
This tree-lined path along the Corniche is transformed into an artistic promenade, with engaging installations, larger-than-life sculptures and 3D floor paintings. Performances by talented street musicians and live artists add to the inspiring atmosphere.
The Wonder Walk is designed to be a zone of creative interaction for visitors of all ages. It is a reminder of the simple joy of ambling leisurely in nature and discovering beauty along the way.
The rich resonance of the Marimba is unmistakable. Originally from Africa, this South American version of a xylophone has evolved to include long pipes which modulate and amplify the sounds into a wholly unique and unforgettable aural experience.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself mysteriously drawn to the Marimba’s deep percussive rhythms and delightfully colourful tones! The fluid movements of the Marimba player will also hypnotize and delight.
The Marimba waits to enchant audiences at pop-up stages throughout the festival.
With over 11 years of experience in traditional pencil and charcoal drawing, our Caricaturist works fast and draws charmingly accurate portraits. He has worked countless parties and exhibitions and he really understands the different types of faces in the UAE! Come have a custom portrait done in only 5-6 minutes and receive a treasured keepsake for life.
Finishing among the top 12 finalists in the Open Mic UK competition, this singer-songwriter is definitely a star on the rise. His unique style of guitar and vocals draws influences from Damien Rice, Van Morrison and the Cure. He will be entertaining audiences and expanding his fanbase along the Wonder Walk in the MOTN Progress Zone.
Just a young girl with crazy talent pursuing her musical dreams. Sarah Alghanem began singing at an early age (in four different languages by the way). Following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber, she continued to upload covers on YouTube, quickly gaining popularity which eventually led to appearing and performing at the Dubai Opera and Redfest DXB. She sings and plays guitar for visitors on the Wonder Walk in the MOTN Progress zone.
A top 3 finalist from the Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition, solo artist Jay Abo has audiences standing up and taking notice. Like the legendary John Mayer, Abo writes songs that take advantage of his soulful voice and smooth guitar-playing skills. Be sure to catch the young star on the rise at this year’s Mother of the Nation Festival.
Exceptionally smooth professional showman puts on a satisfying performance as a saxophone soloist. A graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Artur plays popular jazz covers and really knows how to play to the crowd and vary his tempo to keep the audience involved.