On 06 March 2012, Dubai Vocal Ensemble was invited by The Fridge Dubai to be part of the opening ceremony of The Fourth Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The group who performed Ilay Gandangan, a song from the Southern part of the Philippines, was dressed in an ethnic costume to represent their home country.
“In only four years together we have built this festival into one of the world’s significant literary festivals. We are welcoming a power house of talent from around the globe here today. And we are seeing more and more talent emerging from Dubai itself too”
Isobel Abulhoul, Festival Director
The Fourth annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature opens , Gulf News on 6 March 2012
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2012 opens , alowais.net.org on 7 March 2012