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Hajj paintings in Upper Egypt, an artistic practice and a social marker

Hajj paintings in Upper Egypt, an artistic practice and a social marker

05/10/2020 by Servane Hardouin The murals represented various objects and landscapes seen by the pilgrim on his way to the sacred city; more precisely, they either evoked the pilgrimage directly, or they set its cultural and natural background An interesting feature of Egyptian culture is the hajj murals, colourful paintings decorating the walls of many...

5 octobre 20205 octobre 2020
How Covid-19 is affecting our Intangible heritage

How Covid-19 is affecting our Intangible heritage

29/07/2020 by Ala’a Baroun, Observer from Kuweit The new restrictions, social distancing, curfews and lockdowns imposed around the world in response to the pandemic highlighted how intangible heritage has a social, economic and psychological role in our lives.  Ala’a Baroun We are living in a time where a pandemic has largely impacted our lives in...

29 juillet 202029 juillet 2020
Dabke : from Social Dance to Political Stance

Dabke : from Social Dance to Political Stance

Le 09/06/2020 by Sarah Amawi What was Dabke? What was Dabke? Dabka (also spelled dabkeh, dabka, dubki, and with the plural, dabkaat) could be defined as : « a circling folk dance made up of intricate steps and stomps » (Rowe, 2011) [1]. « Once such origin may have developed from Canaanite fertility rites wherein communities joined in the energetic foot stomping dance to...

9 juin 202016 juin 2020
The Majlis in the Arabian Peninsula: a social and cultural space

The Majlis in the Arabian Peninsula: a social and cultural space

Le 04/12/2019 by Omar Babakhouya “Al Majalis Madaris” says the Arab proverb, meaning “the Majalis are schools”. The Majlis, singular of Majalis, literally means “space where we sit”, an assembly or a council. This traditional practice, widespread in the Arabian Peninsula, consists in gathering a group of people in a host’s Majlis. In that region,...

9 avril 202022 avril 2020
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