• TAAL VADYA KACHERI

    Country:

    India

    About:

    An ensemble of Indian Drums led by P.JAYA BHASKAR on Mridangam

    Rhythm is Universal. Percussion Instruments have always been an integral part of Man›s life. Indian art of drumming is very intricate and unparalleled. «TAAL VADYA KUTCHERI» is an ensemble of traditional and classical rhythm instruments of India. The instruments present in this ensemble are MRIDANGAM, TABLA, GHATAM, THAVIL, KHANJIRA, along with musical refrain on Violin and Sitar. These instruments have evolved their own impeccable styles over the ages. The rhythmic cycles spun by each of these instruments make colourful musical kaleidoscopic patterns. This ensemble is reflective of «Unity in Diversity» of Indian Percussion Instruments., The Indian group performed in many prestigious National and International music festivals. In the year 2009 they performed in the «Year of India Festival» in Muscow, Kazan, Dushanbe and Tashkent. In 2012 they performed in the «International Steel Festival» in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Black Mutalu International Troupe

    Country:

    Nigeria

    About:

    Black Mutalu International Troupe was formed in 1999, with various accomplished indigenous theatre arts professionals coming together to produce master artistic productions. Most of these artistes are home – based and internationally renowned artistes of diversified talents.

     

    The Company name “MUTALU”, is an acronyms of two letter – words of the three major directors› first names; Olabayo Ogunrinola, Taiwo Adeyemo and Olumegbon Adeyemi. These talented international artistes have produced unique local performances, directed and performed at several international festivals and theatrical productions, amongst which are: Mexico (Cerventino Festival), Tunisia, Brazil, Manchester (UK), Germany, Venezuela, Libya, Cuba, Benin, Togo, Ghana and India. Mr. Adeyemi Adeniyi Olumegbon is currently the CEO/Artistic Director of the company.

  • shebre music & dance group

    Country:

    Ghana

    About:

    It is a traditional music and dance group based in Accra-Ghana, West Africa.

    The group was founded in 2001 by Mr. Peter Assenyoh, to re-invoke the African and Ghanaian rich tradition and culture through indigenous music and dance.

    The group uses traditional crafted musical instruments to entertain the guest and plays live performances.

    Shebre has about 45 performers who made up the membership and has perform in festivals and many ceremonies both home and abroad, examples are: Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and South Korea.

    Shebre musical and dance group, has done over 100 shows both in Ghana, Africa and abroad.

    We aim to portray African tradition to the world through music and dance, which is our destiny, and to tap and develop the talents of young people as an employment for them.

    Shebre, dance for life.

  • Doina Ariesului

    Country:

    Romania

    About:

    “Doina Ariesului” folk ensemble was founded in the heart of Transylvania, by maester Nelu Gabor, a virtuoso of tarogato, which, for the love of the popular dance, gathered around some young souls, creating a Romanian folk dance ensemble. The talent of the choreographer and dancers efforts bore fruit then in numerous performances at local, county and national level. Our ensemble, a group of dancers that fascinates by force, authenticity, shows a wide variety of authentic Romanian folk dances from all regions of the country: Moldova, Banat, Transylania, Maramures.

    Doina Ariesului’s ensemble intentions are to present a picture of the culture and customs of all regions of the country, providing a memorable moment of tradition.

    Through the rigorous artistic activity which they perform, the orchestra of “Doina Ariesului” ensemble contributes to the recovery and perpetuation of romanian folk music.

  • NONA ASRI INDONESIA GROUP

    Country:

    Indonesia

    About:

    We would like to introduce our Dance & Music Group from Indonesia called NONA ASRI. We are established in 2010. NONA ASRI INDONESIA is one of group dance and music in Indonesia.  We have collaborated and cooperation with several universities, schools, and many art clubs,local art clubs, our nation’s art & cultures lovers and community who interested in preservation of cultural. Nona Asri Indonesia dancers and musicans came from various regions in Indonesia.

    With the combination of expertness and experiences,Nona Asri Indonesia has often followed a few Festivals both national and international, make this Group get big support and good response from Indonesian Government and Non-Government and cultural institutions abroad. We are also to build cooperation with worldwide country in order to introduce the artistic Indonesian culture.

    Our vision is to improve and to remain Indonesian curture in dance and music.

  • Daey El-Nada Group from Indonesia

    Country:

    Indonesia

    About:

    The band was established in the Indonesian capital Jakarta in 2003 by Nur Akhiari to comprise a large number of students interested in traditional arts and music.  At the beginning, the band only performed religious songs. Owing to its great success after moving to Cairo and joining the groups performing at Kubbet Al-Ghouri under the management of Entissar Abdel-Fattah, the group started to present all types of Indonesian heritage. The band’s uniqueness lies in its performance of music using human vocals instead of instruments and for singing in Arabic and English as well through Acapella type of music.  The group participated in a wide range of cultural events worldwide, including China, Germany, France and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Sao Lam See Lam Pern Dance

    Country:

    Thailand

    About:

    Sao  Lam  See  Lam  Pern Dance is a special folk dance  of Chaiyaphum province. The show presents  the  natural  places and  culture of  the people who live near Ton  Nam See or See  River .

    The show is created  from  many  culture  of  I – San.

  • Ethiopian National Theatre

    Country:

    Ethiopia

    About:

    It is considered one of the most important Ethiopian artistic bands. It is the first Ethiopian folk band to perform in Egypt during the past 20 years. It is affiliated to the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The Band performs all types of Ethiopian traditional arts, combining Ethiopian folklore and the                                          arts of dancing and singing. It operates under the auspices of the state for preserving the arts of different Ethiopian tribes and promoting them locally and internationally in addition to performing in national celebrations.

    The band has represented Ethiopia internationally in a large number of international cultural activities, the most important of which were held in China, South Sudan, South Korea, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Turkmenistan, India and Qatar.

  • The “Ballet de danza & fusiones: Rashmina”

    Country:

    Mexico

    About:

    The “Ballet de danza & fusiones: Rashmina”, was founded in 2010 by Alma Angelina Torres Sanchez, teacher and director of the group. The aim of this group is to expand through the dance the mexican culture and mix it with different contemporary, oriental and ballet styles.   

    Mixing the mexican dances with oriental style, is a different concept without losing the essence of each one. The objective is to fuse different disciplines of dance inside the group. Additionally, teaching dance with more creativity and knowledge of the music and dance is an important tool to create this new concept as a culture promoter.

    This group have been in different cultural events inside Mexico.

  • Sing Dance Mzansi

    Country:

    South africa

    About:

    One Step Productions is Production Company addressing issues based on the diversity of our own cultures across social spectrum, presented in the discipline of performing arts The Company was formed in 2004 with only 6 members. With its cultural activities then, most youth developed interest that made them to join the company; within few years in 2005 the group had members comprising 42 in total.

    It expanded to render different arts discipline in the form of poetry, storytelling, drama and various diverse cultural dances of South Africa. It also focused on skill development into performing arts and workshops.

    It has performed throughout the world and on local soil across provinces for both cooperate events, different Government institutions and in Mainstream Theatres.

    To present it has produced hundreds of Artist that are featured in different productions across the world and still keep on nurturing new talent annually.

  • Ranranga Dance Academy

    Country:

    Sri-lanka

    About:

    The RANRANGA Dance Academy is a well recognized aesthetic institute in The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka since 1994, developing students expertise in traditional and folk dancing. We have been sending our artists to many festivals and functions held both home and overseas. Up to now we have represented Sri Lanka for more than 50 international events recognized by international folk and cultural organizations. The International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO) , an official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in the entire world has awarded their prestigious membership to us considering our contribution to the preservation of national culture and folk dance.

    The elegance and grace of our performance have gained appreciation and approbation from many promoter. Performance of Sri Lanka dance forms in international arenas will be very rewarding and participants also receives tremendous exposure while participating. Further this will enhance the promote understanding and goodwill among the various ethnics of the world and to celebrate mankind brotherhood through cultures. 

  • Massoud Almtamaty Band

    Country:

    Tunisia

    About:

    Masoud Almtamaty Band for Tunisian Traditional and Traditional Art was founded in 1976, led by the artist Massoud Almtamaty and affiliated to the Tunisian Ministry of Culture. It is distinguished by lyrical and rhythmic performances expressing Tunisian art.  The band has participated at many international festivals in various countries across the world, including Japan, France, Libya and Morocco.

  • African Ballet Band

    Country:

    Guinea

    About:

    It was founded in 1952, by the Guinean writer, choreographer and dance instructor Keita Fodeba. It was affiliated to the Guinean Cultural Foundation, and is specialized in training and choreography.

    The African Ballet Band is considered the top in African ballet arts. It has been the most recognizable in the world for its creativity and choreography for over sixty years.  On stage and in all the celebrations, it has been the most successful and is almost always the No. 1 band in all festivals.

  • «Murager» folk ensemble

    Country:

    kazakhstan

    About:

    Achievements of the ensemble:

    2007. - The first winner of the republican folklore ensembles - 1st place, Shymkent.

    2007. • «Folk Art» Festival - 2nd place, Aktobe.

    2008. International «Caspian Sea of ​​Friendship» festival winner

    1 place in Aktau.

    2010. International «Zhubanov» Spring Festival - 1st place, Aktobe.

    2013. - XVI International «Inspiration» youth festival - the winner of the prize named after N.Ötepova students. Astana.

    The ensemble gostroldik visit all regions of Kazakhstan and Turkey, Russia, India, Qatar, countries showed their talents.

  • DENDANG ANAK (CHILDREN SANG)

    Country:

    Malaysia

    About:

     

    DENDANG ANAK is a set of Music Arts where it is recognized as an artistic movement that brings the image of the Malays. Founded by a local artists and historians experts, it was established in a village that was located in Kuala Terengganu as early as 1997.

    «DENDANG ANAK is currently based in Pulau Mira, Bota, Perak, exploring a variety of concepts or music genre which are synonymous with the rhythm of music that was proclaimed as «Rhythm Nusantara». It combines traditional rhythms such as Malay, Java and Sunda that have reflected the heritage of art such as Zapin, Samaniyah, Masri, Gamelan, Joget, Pastor and so on. DENDANG ANAK is not just a collection of art but also carries the messages from the history that pondering us to appreciate it. 

    DENDANG ANAK is equipped with traditional musical instruments such as Gong, Drums, Beduk, Tabuh, Rebana, Kompang, Marwas, Seruling, Gamelan and Gambus. Until now, Dendang Anak has produced a number of 555 songs, mostly crafted and inspired by the Malays› heritage».

  • Nganegela Chokwe Culture Group

    Country:

    Namibia

    About:

    The group was formed in the year 2010 with the aim to show case cultural activities. It hails from Rundu in North Eastern part of Namibia. The group consists of 18 members who perform different unique traditional songs and dances of the Kavango people.

    Since its formation the group performed at both regional and circuit  culture festival levels. The group use to entertain at various events including wedding ceremonies, official meetings and visits of heads of states and ministers.

     

    The has won several times at Culture Festivals as follows:

    During the years  2010, 2011,2012,2013,2014 the group won the first price at Circuit Culture Festival and the second price at the Regional Culture Festivals.

  • Shanghai Drum House(SDH)

    Country:

    China

    About:

    SDH was formally formed in 1988 based on the human earliest drum art old of 5000 years, the only national academic drum troupe in China. Our Troupe owns drums 1500 of all kinds, 7000 costumes and over 100 drummers which, during the last 8 years, have participated over 8000 performances. It is nowadays the world largest official drum troupe. SDH has been admitted as a World Intangible Culture Heritages. It has created and staged folk-styled drum as the world first Drum Opera Farewell, my Concubine. Besides, the repertoire includes Mountain Fellows, Waist Drums, Dancing Dragons and Tigers, Greeting Guests, Mouse’s Wedding, Boatmen on the Yellow River, Ox Defies Tiger, Harvesting Walnuts, Drum Soul. Meanwhile, the China Drum has performed Classical Drum Ancient War Drums, Ancient Female Warriors of China, KuanKung Waving Machetes, etc.

    SDH also has visited many countries and regions including Japan, Korea, France, Switzerland, Canada, the U.S.A., Indonesia, New Zealand, Spain, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, etc.

  • The Cheetah Theatre Group

    Country:

    Tanzania

    About:

    The cheetah theatre group is a tradition performing group and creative dancing style the group established in the year 2009 at ubungo aria, the group was started with a every big number of 15 artists as to comp are with the present group, the group based in dare is salaam at kinondoni district. The group have a mission and vision of promoting Tanzanian culture through perfuming arts as the traditional music is our concern either the challenges is how to maintain a stability of our cultural groups.

  • The Cliffhangers

    Country:

    Switzerland

    About:

    The Cliffhangers are a young drum formation from Switzerland and they offer show drumming on a highest level. The group was founded in 2007 by musicians from cities of Burgdorf and Thun in the canton of Bern. They participated in spectacles in different places in Europe. In Cairo the Cliffhangers will participate with a smaller delegation

  • Nubian Drums and Folk Instruments

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The group was established in 1990 by Entisar Abdelfattah after a long tour all over Egypt’s different governorates in attempt to uncover the secret behind the uniqueness of the Egyptian character.   The journey ended with the formation of a folkloric orchestra to include a selection of the most important traditional musical instruments such as the mizmar (oriental flute) from Sharqiya governorate, the salamia from Minufia governorate, the rababa (Arabian fiddle) from Upper Egypt to present a panorama expressing the Egyptian cultural heritage along with the Nubian defuf (drums).

     

    Owing to the group’s great success, several Egyptian ministries nominated it to present artistic shows on the margin of events held abroad.

    which is a troupe affiliated to the Cultural Development Fund

  • Toshka Group for National Folk Arts

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The group was established in 1997 on the occasion of the inauguration of the Nubian Museum in Aswan for presenting shows that reflect Nubian arts and heritage with a view to preserving such heritage.  The group comprises members from different Nubian villages including Al-Fadki and Al-Kenzi. The group is affiliated to the Public Authority of Cultural Palaces.  Although the group’s shows present spontaneous arts, nonetheless, they embody all features of life in Nubia.

    Since its formation, the group has participated in all national events held in Aswan and several cultural and international events held in Egypt’s different governorates. The group has represented Egypt in a large number of international events abroad as well, such as Burgas International Festival in Bulgaria, Mauritius’ celebration of its 40th anniversary, Words Marathon Festival held in Toulouse France, besides other events in Eritrea, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Austria and Check Republic.

  • Alarish Group for Folk Arts

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The group was established in 1979 by the Public Authority of Cultural Palaces upon the Liberation of Sinai to express the traditions of 12 main tribes from which diverge around 72 sub-tribes living in Sinai Peninsula.  The group presents a large number of artistic shows expressing Sinai cultural heritage, including Sinai weddings, ‘mahabish’ dance, which portrays Sinai cafes and coffee preparation, ‘daheya’ dance, ‘marwasy’ show, which is a popular musical instrument among Bedouins since time immemorial, ‘fishermen’ show, ‘Arichi wedding’, Bedouin wedding, celebrating birth, Sinawi dabka, the quail show, tackling quail hunting and ‘the harvest’ show.  The group became a ‘national group’ and took part in several festivals in Egypt and abroad, such as Ismailia Festival in 1983, Italy in 1991, Rome in 1993 and Turkey in 1994.  It earned first position in Qatar Festival and took part in festivals in Bulgaria in 1997, Aqaba in Jordon in 1997, Bursa in Turkey in 1997.  It gained second position in Sarajevo in Bosnia in 1999, in Linkata in Greece in 2000, Spain in 2000, Tozeur  in Tunisia in 2002, Italy in 2003, Timgad in Algeria in 2003, Bella Russia in 2005, Algeria in 2006, Cyprus in 2007, Turkey and Slovenia in 2008, South Korea in 2010, Ecuador in 2013.

  • Port Said Group for Folk Arts

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The group is affiliated to the Public Authority of Cultural Palaces. It was established in 1964 to represent the Suez Canal zone.  It comprises 56 members with 24 in the folkloric instruments subgroup and 32 in the folk arts group. [SAME AS MALAWI GROUP]

     

    The group’s unique shows emerge from life at sea and fishermen’s lives in general and largely depend on the simsimia instrument (a pentatonic scale instrument resembling the oriental guitar of pharonic origin, which resembled the harp).

     

    The group takes part in most local cultural events and has represented Egypt in several international art festivals, including in Greece, Armenia, Malta, Russia, Croatia, Cyrus, Begium, France, Jordon and Turkey.

  • Al-Sharqiya Band for Folk Arts

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    It is one of the most important folkloric groups in Egypt. It was established in 1968 and is affiliated to the Public Authority of Cultural Palaces.  Its shows reflect Egyptian cultural heritage in general and that of Sharqiya governorate in particular through magnificent dances and performances.  The group represented Egypt in several international festivals and won several rewards.  Of its most important dancing shows are those of Sharqiya wedding, gypsies, chandeliers, celebrating birth and horse shows. Sharqiya governorate is popular for its Arabian horses and is considered one of the chief markets for raising and selling horses.

  • Gharbeya Traditional Arts Group

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The Group, affiliated to the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, was established in 1966, with 2016 marking its 100th Anniversary.  The group presents folkloric rhythms mainly inspired by the surrounding environment. It comprises 40 members, dancers and musicians. It represented Egypt at many international festivals including in Russia, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Jordan and Sudan, besides festivals in Egypt such as Ismailia International Festival.

  • Mallawi Group for Folk Arts

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    This group is affiliated to the Public Authority of Cultural Palaces as well.  It represents the Suez Canal zone in its shows.  The group was established in 1964 to include 56 main members divided into 24 members forming the folk instruments subgroup and 32 forming the folk arts subgroup.

    The group’s unique shows emerge from life at sea and fishermen’s lives in general and largely depend on the simsimia instrument (a pentatonic scale instrument resembling the oriental guitar of pharonic origin, which back then resembled the harp).

    The group takes part in most local cultural events and has represented Egypt in several international festivals, including in Greece, Armenia, Malta, Russia, Croatia, Cyrus, Begium, France and Jordon.

  • Qena Troupe for Folk Art

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    Established in 2001, it is one of the bands affiliated to the General Authority for Cultural Palaces. It represents the arts of Upper Egypt and presents dances in Egyptian governorates and abroad. It is distinguished by ‘Tahteeb’ (dancing with sticks) and Qena pottery.  It represented Egypt in several local and international festivals and won first place in ARE in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2015, and second place in 2006 and 2010. On the international level, the group contributed at Ismailia International Festival for Folk Art in 2004, the International Festival of Folk Arts, Canada, 2005, the African Dance Festival, Ronda, 2006, the Egyptian Cultural Week, Uzbekistan, 2006, the Egyptian Cultural Week , Azerbaijan , 2007, the World Dancers Festival , Greece , 2010, the World Dancers Festival , Indonesia ,  2012 and the World Art Festival, Italy, 2013.

  • Port Said Children Group for Traditional Arts

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The group, established by its choreographer Mohamed Ashry in 1999, includes 30 children of ages ranging between 7 and 16. It was certified by the General Authority for Cultural Palaces in 2000 and is ranked as the No. 1 group comprising children at the Authority.  The group’s dancing shows are inspired by the Port Said environment, such as the simsimia, baharia, fishermen, clakitat, and traditional instruments, that is besides presenting various Egyptian traditional types of dances, such as those of Nubia, Upper Egypt, Pharaonic, the Tanura and others.

  • Hassaballah Band Cairo in One Thousand Years

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The band was established in 1860 by Sergeant Hassaballah. It is one of the very few folkloric groups originating from Cairo and one of the landmarks among Mohamed Ali artists. It performs celebrative music close to military style and it became associated with Egyptian traditional celebrations. Recently Entissar Abdelfattah had them join Hewar Foundation within the framework of his project to maintain ancient Cairo’s historical arts (Cairo in 1000 Years) and revive the band’s arts.

    which is a troupe affiliated to the Cultural Development Fund

  • Sinai University Group for Traditional Arts

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The group participates in the celebrations of Sinai Governorate’s national holiday. It also took part in Ibdaa (Innovation) III Competition and came first among Egyptian universities. It was invited to participate in the closing ceremony of Sharm El Sheikh Economic Conference.

  • El-Horeya Youth Center Group of Alexandria

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    It is a traditional art group established in 2013 at El-Horeya Youth and Sports Center in Alexandria. The group expresses Egyptian heritage and reflects the Alexandria environment and setting. 

  • Assuit University Group for Traditional Arts

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The group has won several prizes at University Youth Weeks, including the first prize at Ismailia University Youth Week in September 2015.

  • Gosour Troupe for Heritage and Traditional Art

    Country:

    Algeria

    About:

    It was founded in 1999 by young talents exhibiting creativity and much potential in various artistic fields. The troupe is led by the innovative artist Khaled Walid who exerted relentless efforts to make the group flourish and provide the most beautiful image in both national and international fora.

     

    Objectives of the Troupe include preserving and reviving the traditional heritage and preserving it, inspiring traditional art performance through practice, participating at events and establishing exhibitions and fairs on both national and international levels to acquaint people with the cultural heritage.