Syrian, Spanish and Palestinian bands enthrall at Bawadi Mall

Syrian, Spanish and Palestinian bands enthrall at Bawadi Mall
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Published July 29th, 2010 - 11:36 GMT

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International troupes from Syria, Palestine, Spain and other countries are delighting shoppers with a spectacular and colorful entertainment program at Bawadi Mall in Al Ain.

Bawadi Mall, the largest shopping mall in Al Ain, is host to "Around the World in 60 Days" shopping program until August 6, 2010.

With a charming and an attractive bright atmosphere, and in the presence of a large audience of various nationalities and ages, Julnar performed a spectacular show which delighted the crowd. The renowned Pan Arab band effortlessly introduced the Syrian cultural tradition in a wonderful contemporary art form which was greatly appreciated by the audience.

The band begins with a dance taking spectators into the age of Arabic enlightenment into the glorious Arab past. The band moved swaying in a lively way evoking the golden era of Arabic tradition.

The band in its performance, took the audience to a Syrian panorama with its excerpts of diverse Syrian folkloric glimpses where it ascended mountains and descended valleys. It visited deserts and provided a view of the Al Furat River with all its heroic traditions. Then at last it rested on Tartoos beach and concluded its act in the ancient city Damascus. The performance of the Syrian troupe brought a convincing image of Damascus.

The band presented a skilled flutist and a drummer in the introduction to present the village section in all its glory. Then with a flourish, the band sang "Lalala" songs and danced with absolute poise as it did to the tune of "Ala Al Many Ala Al Many" song transporting some members of the audience back in time to Syria, among fields of wheat or on mountain tops.

The band celebrated the spring festivals before introducing the Arabic panel which motivated the audience as it toured through dance into the Arabic states greeting Syrians, nudging its audience to revisit Arabic tradition in art, literature, dancing, singing the Dabkee. By this amazing and motivating tour, Julnar accomplished a total of fifteen folklore dances and artistic themes.

Julnar is considered the biggest and most popular Syrian band where it is actively sought in various ceremonies; international, Arabic and local ones. It consists of more than forty professional dancers.

The popular Palestinian folkloric dance was presented in a variety of traditional exhibits that included the popular Dabkeh from Nablos, Ramalla and other Palestinian cities such as Gaza and Haifa. It is considered as an old folk heritage. The Palestinian folklore is performed with hands together symbolizing cooperation and unity as well as feet hit to as a symbol of obstinacy and strength of men. This dance was accompanied with songs that expressed the deep belonging to Palestine.

The Folklore Dancing Band was presented in Palestinian weddings .It depended on the movement of the feet as Kradieh or Tayarah which is known by rapid rhythm and with accompaniment by the guitar, clarinet, drums and flute player in addition to short performances of other expressive dances that motivates the audience to see more and more.

Majdlawi band presented Aldalona with its special songs where quick movements and rapid rhythms were distinguished. Ya Zareef Al Tool dance had the sweetest words which signified the joyful lives of couples.

The band was careful to wear the traditional suits that represent the Palestinian culture as proof of their fondness for their land. The girls wore black traditional dresses with handmade embroidery that symbolize the villages they are from.

To acknowledge the folklore in Spain, the Spanish band performed their show in the folk traditional ceremony in Bawadi Mall. Ten dancers performed various kinds of dancing, however the most important one was the Flamenco dance.

The Flamenco dance is considered the most popular one in Spain. It was danced by the gypsies in the south of the country. Every dance was characterized by unplanned personal performance. This gave a special meaning to the pop music which accompanied the dance.

The colorful costumes and the elegance of the Spanish dancers and the rhythm of their finger-clicks added a lot of excitement to the performance. 

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