Launching Amman Summer Festival 2010 for the 5th Year among a Huge Audience
Mayor of Amman, Omar Maani, recently announced launching the activities of Amman Summer Festival 2010, annually organized by Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) at Al Hussein Parks, noting that it will run until 31 July 2010.
In his opening speech of the Festival, Maani called on Amman residents and visitors to attend and participates in the artistic, cultural, entertaining, and free programs of the Festival, at the enjoyable space provided by GAM.
He stressed on GAM’s keenness to ensure that the Festival do meet the tastes and aspirations of all the social categories, especially children, to enjoy the entertaining and cultural free programs and activities.
The Mayor said: “This year, the Festival is distinguished with wide local participation and a special Jordanian flavor that meets all the local community’s tastes and those of Amman visitors, and gives a bright picture to the Jordanian folkloric arts and heritage”.
Maani concluded his speech commending the foundations supporting the Festival, pointing out that the Festival is one of GAM’s goals towards offering comprehensive services to the Capital visitors and residents, which eventually promotes the relationships between the citizen and the City.
The concert, professionally presented by “Hazem Rahahleh”, was held within a carnival rich with performances by the Public Security Directorate’s Band which presented shows and songs hailing the King and the Country. Other artistic shows were performed by Al Khariqoun (the Incredible) Band for modern dance on different melodies.
Lozieen Band (Wissam & Hussam Al Louzi) presented on the 1st day of the Festival an artistic show with the participation of GAM’s Band for folkloric arts, entertaining the audience with a set of popular and folkloric songs such as “La’oyounak ya Abdallah”, “Ya Beragna”, “Mandal Ya Karim Al Gharbi”, and “Laweh Be’eidak”, in addition to many other songs.
All through the Festival, children are able to meet cartoon characters, watch entertaining shows by the Magician and listen to stories and plays of Kanafeesh World at the area especially designated for them.
The Festival visitors also enjoyed the participation of the Jordanian artist, Saad Abu Tayeh, on the main theatre, who presented several patriotic and popular songs. As for the children area, AL Jamal Al Da’em (Endless Beauty) is to be performed, as well as many cartoon popular characters.
Jordan Enterprise Development Company (JEDCO) – Tamweelkom- will hold a Bazaar, Ayadi Souk, for the 17th time at Al Hussein Parks during the whole period of the Festival. Ayadi Souk Bazaar is one of the integrated marketing services through which Tamweelkom supports the owners of small enterprises, as the Bazaar includes many works of embroidery, ceramics, gifts, and handicrafts like bamboo.
Another Bazaar for Woman Fund which plays a leading role in women and society development, will be held to support and encourage women owning small enterprises and men with limited income, and to give women the chance to be a productive and effective element in building the society, as well as to increase the income resources for herself and her family.
The opening ceremony was attended by some GAM Council members and senior officials, and a big audience.
It is important to note that this year activities include sport performances on the playgrounds of Al Hussein Parks, with interactive participation of Jordan athletes with the children, as well as exhibitions of plastic art, photography and handicrafts at the cultural village.