In part two of our three-part series exploring music at Dubai’s Expo, we’re talking about “This is Our Time” – the official theme song for Expo 2020 Dubai. As the official song for the first Expo event in the Arab world, the significance of “This is Our Time” spreads far and wide. While this was the first Expo theme song to have Arab musical influences, it drew inspiration from many other theme songs in history that blended local and international music.
It was a worldwide collaborative effort spanning seven cities, two orchestras, and three main singers: Emirati legends Hussain Al-Jassmi and Almas, and Lebanese-American Mayssa Karaa. This podcast is by Expo 2020 Dubai and produced by Kerning Cultures Network.