The Ibn Majid Folklore and Rowing Troupe gathered visitors to the activities of the 18th session of Sharjah Heritage Days, on the first shows of Emirati Ayala art, to take visitors to the event, which will continue until April 10 in the heart of Sharjah, with a trip to the atmosphere of joy and the rituals of celebrating the wedding and the popular Emirati national occasions, to embody the meaning of Magnanimity and pride in the harmony of its movements and the unity of its class.
To the beat of the drums of flogging, in the main square of the Heritage area in the heart of Sharjah, more than 60 members of the band lined up in two opposite rows, performing the art of the Ayyala, which combines the movement of the performers and the sticks carried in their palms on the one hand, and the poems performed and songs accompanied by the rhythms of the drums on the other side. .
The band, which represents an aspect of the heritage of the Emirati Sahel people, led the audience to learn about the memory of the trades, wedding traditions, music and Emirati folk poetry. Besides the performance of the Ayyala, the visitors were introduced to the most important musical instruments in it, the most prominent of which is: “Al-Takhamir”, which are small drums. And the “head” drum and “the ear”, which is a percussion made of sheepskin that helps “drowning”, in addition to the “tous”, which is a pair of copper saucers that make sounds like the ringing of bells.
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