Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
The Ministry of Culture and Youth concluded its participation in the celebration of the selection of the Jordanian city of Irbid as the capital of Arab culture by the Arab Education, Culture and Science Organization (ALECO) for the year 2022, where it organized musical performances in which the Emirates Musical Ensemble from the Ministry of Culture and Youth participated.
The band performed two concerts, the first on August 10 on the main stage of the Irbid Cultural Center, in the presence of an official and popular representation that included the governor of Irbid Radwan Al-Atoum, the representative of the Minister of Culture, head of the executive office of the celebration, Eng. Munther Bataineh, directors of official departments and a large crowd of intellectuals and citizens.
During the ceremony, the band presented a group of traditional songs from Emirati, Arabic and Gulf folk art and musical performances by great Arab singers and ended the evening with the governor’s honoring of the band members.
The second concert was held on August 11 at the Visitor Center of the Ancient City of Umm Qais, where the audience enjoyed musical performances that reflect authentic Emirati art and introduce the Emirati heritage.
In addition, Her Excellency Noura bint Muhammad Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, said: “We congratulate the brothers of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for this choice, which honors the city’s position as an honorable Arab model, highlighting its emphasis on the cultural arena and the tangible effort to strengthen the role of culture as a soft force that anchors the enlightened thought, and the city of Irbid in all its components gave Arab culture symbols in poetry, art, theater and song, as it has a great historical position, and its selection will shed more light on these historical and modern components and will open the way to learn more about the reality of culture in it and in the kingdom in particular.
Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi added: “This participation embodies the strong fraternal ties that unite the United Arab Emirates and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in various fields, especially cultural. These historical relations go back to the era of the founder, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brother, the late King Hussein bin Sultan Al Nahyan.Talal, which was built on devotion and familiarity and reflected in its content historical positions in various fields, which are still embedded in the feelings of both brotherhoods, and have remained in development and progress until now.
The events that accompany the title continue in the city called “Chrysanthemum City” and “Bride of the North” for a whole year, as it varies between artistic, musical and performance activities, in addition to poetry evenings, critique sessions and seminars, discussion panels on local and Arab affairs and literature Women and children, scientific culture and areas of innovation with the participation of a selection of academic and artistic personalities, in addition to holding a series of visual art exhibitions A series of political art exhibitions. , literary and social symbols of the city’s residents who had tangible contributions will be highlighted.