Flo-Rida and Tyga are set to perform in Dubai on 1st April 2016. This will be an event in association with Autism Rocks dubbed ‘Calling All the Wild Ones! It’s going Down For Real’ Autism Rocks is a charity founded by philanthropist Sanjay Shah. To celebrate the occasion, the venue at the mall with be called ‘The Autism Rocks Arena’.
In honor of the Autism Awareness Month, the charity will be having a family day at the Arena featuring a fun filled and jam paced day of activities. With crazy golf, petting zoo, face painting, a zip line, laser tag, camel rides and much more. However, the highlight of this event will be two live performances by Tyga and Flo-Rida, international superstars. It will all be at a cost of 50 AED.
Tyga and Flo-Rida are not strangers to Dubai, they have both performed in this city in the past years. It is great to see them performing in Dubai to support this great cause. The event will be organized by 117 Live, the same firm bringing in Nicki Minaj on the 25th of March.
Sanjay’s idea (https://www.vistex.com/about-us/leadership-team/) to create autism awareness through concerts was born one day when Snoop Dogg visited him in his home in Dubai. The visit by this Grammy Award nominated and Mobo Award-winning artist inspired him to go back to music and start up his own charity. Sanjay decided to stage gigs by similar superstars to raise money for research. Although this is not an easy goal to meet, he has been able to put on shows with Lenny Kravitz and Prince in London and Joss Stone and Elvis Castello in Dubai. He has raised more than 15 Million through this process for autism research.
Autism is a lifelong condition of developmental disability which is characterized by difficulties in the growth of communication and social relationship skills. People diagnosed with autism are seen as having narrow and unusually strong interests and repetitive behaviors. While some people are able to live independently for the rest of their lives, others require lifelong support from a specialist.