Katara Highlights Yemen's Cultural, Artistic Richness

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Doha: In the rhythm of Yemeni authenticity, the audience of Katara Cultural Village had a date with a diverse artistic show hosted by the Drama Theatre on Friday and Saturday. 

It came within the framework of the“Yemeni Day” event, which was organised by the Cultural Village Foundation Katara in cooperation with the Embassy of Yemen and Qatar Museums, within the activities of the Qatar-Middle East-North Africa-South Asia 2022 Cultural Year.

H E Rajeh Hussein Badi, Ambassador of Yemen to Qatar, explained that the aim of the Yemeni Day is to highlight the diversity, cultural and artistic richness of the Yemeni society.“Yemen is a country rich in cultural heritage, which varies in the diversity of its terrain, where we find Sana'a art, Hadrami art, Lahiji art, Kukabani art and Yafei art. Today we have tried to highlight this diversity, which shows its link to the diversity of Yemen's geography, so we find art related to mountainous areas, art of coastal areas, and art of desert areas. In addition to the participation of the great Yemeni artist Hussein Moheb and the emerging artist Maria Qahtan.” The Yemeni ambassador thanked Katara which provided all facilities and support for the success of the event.

Safwat Al Ghashem, Cultural Counsellor at the Yemeni Embassy, ​​said that the Yemeni Day event falls within the activities of the Qatar-Middle East-North Africa-South Asia 2022 Cultural Year, which is distinguished from the rest of the cultural years organised by Qatar Museums in cooperation with a number of institutions, including Katara. And that coincides with Qatar's hosting of the World Cup, which is a great achievement for all Arabs. 

Al Ghashem added:“We must all celebrate this success and achievement. We thank Qatar for having invited us at the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen to participate in this event and present a cultural legacy that reflects the cultural and artistic richness of our country.”

Friday was devoted to the attendance of dignitaries, where a group was honoured in various fields, including Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Al Thani, member of Qatar Museums; H E Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Minister of State, and H E Ambassador Ibrahim Youssef Abdullah Fakhro, Director of Qatar Museums. The Department of Ceremonies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dr. Muhammad Salih Al Misfer, Professor of Political Science at Qatar University, and the artist, Mudhi Al Hajri. In addition to a folkloric concert, he presented various segments of the authentic Yemeni heritage.

The second day was attended by a diverse audience of different nationalities and cultures who enjoyed the various musical segments presented that conveyed the Yemeni musical heritage through a folkloric show and a segment by the Yemeni artist Hussein Moheb and the young artist Maria Qahtan.


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