Sharjah Media Corporation prepares to launch third season of Sharjah Junior Munshid SHARJAH, 14th January, 2017 (WAM) -- Preparations will get under way on Sunday for the third season of the chanting contest for juniors, Sharjah Junior Munshid, organised by Sharjah Media Corporation, SMC.
The contest, held under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, aims to nurture and support the talent of young singers in the emirate and promote meaningful and creative musical genres.
The production team of the show will tour Sharjah to audition participants. A total of 64 contestants will be selected initially and just eight finalists will be shortlisted from them. They will then perform in the final show of the series where the winner of Sharjah Junior Munshid will be announced.
The contest committee will conduct auditions for five days, from 15th to 19th January. Auditions for female contestants from Sharjah and Al Hamriyah will be held at the Sharjah Institute for Theatrical Arts on 15th January while auditions for male contestants will be held on 16th January.
Auditions for male and female contestants from the Central Region will be held on 17th January at the Cultural Centre in Al Dhaid. Auditions for the Eastern Region will be held at the Cultural Centre in Khorfakkan over two days; female participants will be auditioned on 18th January and male participants on 19th January 19.
"The Sharjah Media Corporation has developed an integrated strategy to ensure the success of the third season of Sharjah Junior Munshid in line with the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to promote another cultural aspect to the next generation of promising musical artists," said Mohammed Hasan Khalaf, Director of Sharjah Radio and Television at SMC.
Najm Al Deen Hashem, Executive Producer of the programme, said the SMC has put the finishing touches on the new look of the third season. The teams working for the show will train the young voices to help them realise their ambitions of reaching the finals.
Emphasising the role of Sharjah’s Educational Zone in supporting the programme and participation of school students, Waheeda Abdul Aziz, Member of the Sharjah Consultative Council and Head of the Activities Department at the Sharjah Educational Zone, said, "SMC is helping to discover new creativity among students, perfectly in line with our own goal at the Activities Department, which has facilitated all procedures and made arrangements to fit programme timings with students’ schedules."
She noted that the department serves as a link between the programme organisers and school administrations.