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Emirates News Agency – Performances by Emirati folk groups draw audiences to Abu Dhabi Poetry Festival


ABU DHABI, 14th October, 2018 (WAM) – Popular group performances draw audiences to the Abu Dhabi Poetry Festival, presenting diverse sketches of vocal and kinetic tradition alongside sung Nabatean poetry that reflects the aesthetics of poetry. Popular folklore in the Emirates.

At the festival grounds at Hall 9 of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), performances by popular bands continue daily as part of the first edition of activities organized by the Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Events Management Committee. Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Emirates Heritage Club.

Saeed Al Zaabi, Emirati director of Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Events Management Group, said the festival’s activities are filled with many unique popular art forms, of which Nabati poetry and its melodies are an essential part of its mix. Presents daily visitors with paintings of artistic heritage associated with various Emirati contexts.

The role of sung poetry contributed to the spread of poetic texts due to their melodic beauty and ease of memorization, so community members began reciting them on various occasions, including stories related to past events. or geographic regions, or reflect the experiences of people in their daily lives, occupations, and so on.

Al Zaabi emphasized that the Abu Dhabi Poetry Festival highlighted Emirati folk arts and provided a unique way for the audience to familiarize themselves with them and learn about the types of folk arts that are inspired by our Arab-Emirati heritage. sustainably renewing this true heritage in the souls of present and future generations.

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