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Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital organize their seventh Global Fusion concert in Dubai

Dubai, 16th January, 2011

Bank Sarasin-Alpen (ME) Limited, a subsidiary of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd, a leading Swiss private bank, together with its investment banking associate Alpen Capital (ME) Limited will host its seventh GLOBAL FUSION concert on Saturday, 22 January 2011 at the Convention Centre of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.

This year’s ‘Global Fusion’ brings together 10 artistes from across the world with their varied musical styles. The concert will feature Niladri Kumar – the sitar virtuoso as the lead artiste along with musical gurus like Talvin Singh, Bernard Schimpelsberger, Abbas Kosimov, Rakesh Chaurasia, Mattias Eklundh, Eliana Burki, Ali Obeid, Chloe Arnold and Agnelo Fernandes. Some of the highlights of the concert include the Swiss Alphorn player, Eliana Burki, the UAE National Oudh player, Ali Obeid as well as the internationally renowned tap dancer, Chloe Arnold.

Global Fusion – Musical Fusion across borders
Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Bank Sarasin-Alpen Group and Alpen Capital Group
“We are very proud of the success of our Global Fusion concerts and especially our recent accomplishment of winning the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Award for our contribution to the creative scene in Dubai. This is the seventh Global Fusion concert in Dubai and I am glad that our clients look forward to it with the same enthusiasm that they had five years ago. We also continue with our efforts to promote local talent by providing an opportunity to the Oudh player – Ali Obeid to perform with internationally renowned musicians in the 2011 concert.”

Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital started operating in the DIFC in early 2005. The two organizations function in a unique business model wherein the investment banking capabilities of Alpen Capital complement the private banking activities of Bank Sarasin-Alpen. The organizations have expanded their operations to Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and India in the past six years.

The Global Fusion which is a much sought after networking occasion Global will be attended by Bank Sarasin-Alpen’s and Alpen Capital's clients from across the GCC as well as many leading personalities of the region.