5th round of The International Festival For Drums Traditional Arts

  • Traditional Mauritian Sega Tipik

    Country:

    Mauritius

    About:

    It performs at informal private family events or in public spaces. The members perform wearing traditional clothes, in memory of the dress of their ancestors. The main practitioners are the singers, dancers and musicians. Sega represents the multiculturalism of Mauritian society; it breaks down cultural and class barriers.

  • Refaat Tatar Band

    Country:

    Tatarstan

    About:

    It presents Tatar traditional arts and folklore. It depends on traditional musical instruments and costumes in its artistic performances. The band participated in many local and international festivals and won the admiration of a great audience. The leader of the band, Raslan Gabitov, is one of the most famous artists interested in Tatar traditional art. He  won many local and foreign awards. The band combines different styles of ancient ethnic music, classic folklore and modern music that reflect the legends and rites of this great heritage

  • Ayanjo Dance Company

    Country:

    Nigeria

    About:

    t is a private multi-cultural total theatre which ensures the use of traditional musical instruments, dance, poetry, drama et al to preserve and promote heritage in Nigeria and around the world. Ayanjo is a member of the Dance Guild of Nigeria, endorsed by the Nigerian Ministry of Information and Culture, National Council for Arts and Culture and National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners.

  • Sudan Group for Folk Songs - Satoona

    Country:

    Sudan

    About:

    Satoona is a Sudanese singer and actress born in 1962. She graduated from Sudan University for Science and Technology, Secretary Department. She also studied theatre and music at the Theatre and Music Institute where she performed in many plays.

    besides being one of the most famous henna artists in the Arab world.  She participated in many international festivals in Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and others.

  • Sichuan Opera Arts Group

    Country:

    China

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  • The Cultural Art Corporation «Los Cochasquíes»

    Country:

    Ecuador

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  • 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.

  • FOLK DANCE GROUP OF THESSALONIKI “IPIRUS

    Country:

    Greece

    About:

    The association was established in 1983 mostly by students› initiative.

    Its purpose is learning, maintenance and spreading of traditional Greek dances. In addition, our members enhance their cultural knowledge and enrich their education and national consciousness. This is achieved by organizing lectures and the dance club itself. The dance club cooperates with other similar clubs. Nowadays, about eighty dancers of any age attend dance classes.

  • Saif Al Sham band

    Country:

    Syria

    About:

    The band was founded in 2000  to become one of the most important bands in Syria. It expresses Syrian folklore through dances reflecting  customs and traditions in Syria. The band relies on the basic folklore themes inspired from the environment.

  • Bright Light Cultural Society

    Country:

    Algeria

    About:

    The band was founded in 1994 in Mostaganem Province, Algeria, by a group of ambitious youth, who are specialized in collecting Algerian heritage in order to preserve it and present it in an attractive artistic form, in addition to using traditional arts to communicate with different cultures of the world. The band represented Algeria in many international cultural events, achieving great success. It is distinguished by presenting the folklore of Mostaganem Province.

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • New Valley Band

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The band was founded in 1969 to preserve the folklore heritage of the New valley. It is affiliated to the General Authority of Cultural Palaces. It participated in many local and international festivals, including in Bulgaria, Algeria, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia.

  • 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, and mahabish’ dance, The group became a ‘national group’ and took part in several festivals in Egypt and abroad.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Sohag Folk Band

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The band, established in 1970, is affiliated to the General Authority of Cultural Palaces. It participated in many local and international festivals, including Burgas International Festival in Bulgaria, Youth Festival in Germany, the Yoga Festival Nigeria, Salalah Tourism Festival in Muscat, Oman, Henan International Folklore Festival of China and others. The band won many local and international awards. It relies on folklore basic themes inspired from the environment.

  • Luxor Folklore Band

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The band, established in 2009, is affiliated to the General Authority of Cultural Palaces. It participated in many local and international festivals, including in France, Belgium, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, UAE, Italy, Greece and others.  The band is inspired by Egyptian folklore in general and the heritage of Upper Egypt in particular. The most important dances performed by the band include the Upper Egyptian, Pharaonic, Belly Dancers, Haggala and Tanora performed by women..etc. The band won several international prizes and is deemed a great success.

  • Aswan Folklore Band

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    The band, established in 1975, is affiliated to the General Authority of Cultural Palaces with the objective of preserving and reviving ancient Nubian heritage. The band uses traditional musical instruments, where they perform a number of traditional folk dances. The band participated at local and international festivals including in Italy, France, Spain, Australia, India, Japan, Cyprus, Belgium, South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria and others. The band achieved great success among the public and the media.

  • Oscarisma Band

    Country:

    Egypt

    About:

    It is an Egyptian musical band, consisting of a group of independent artists from different sects and cultures, who use rhythms to reflect our oriental reality. They are influenced by other rhythmic cultures, mainly South America (Cuba, Brazil, the Caribbean Islands and Jamaica) and African rhythms in a musical way that addresses audiences in squares and streets. The band is distinguished by its various festive performances.

  • Sierra Heritage Performing Arts Company

    Country:

    Sierra

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  • Ghenia

    Country:

    Ghenia

    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.

  • Suna Arts Troupe

    Country:

    South Korea

    About:

    It was established in 2015. It currently comprises over 6 dance groups who are trained to participate at international festivals and competitions. Each group’s performances have been designed to suit the characteristics of each festival. They groups are members of the festivals of Du Sud in France,Cossack in Russia, and Happy Planet in Armenia. They are now planning to perform at Indonesia Semarang Festival, Antalya Festival in Turkey, Greece Loutraki Festival and Armenia Folkloric Dance Competition in July.

  • Bright Light Cultural Society

    Country:

    Algeria

    About:

    The band was founded in 1994 in Mostaganem Province, Algeria, by a group of ambitious youth, who are specialized in collecting Algerian heritage in order to preserve it and present it in an attractive artistic form, in addition to using traditional arts to communicate with different cultures of the world. The band represented Algeria in many international cultural events, achieving great success. It is distinguished by presenting the folklore of Mostaganem Province.

  • Group of research, training and artistic creation in drummology

    Country:

    Côte d›Ivoire

    About:

    «Group of research, training and artistic creation in drummology
    (languages of drummers), where
    music and traditional dances are based on the Miyhite cultures of
    Akan peoples, mainly the Bron, reflecting the arts and traditions of
    the Ivory Coast. Moreover, Tuwani made some incursions among
    other peoples to enrich themselves and participate in the policy
    of conservation of the intangible cultural heritage of Cote d›Ivoire,
    advocated by Tumanum association