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Al Azi, Elegy, Processional March and Poetry

Language: عربى subtitles Eng

Al ‘azi is a genre of sung poetry performed in the northern regions of the Sultanate of Oman and long regarded as the heritage, practice and collective memory of tribal Bedouin communities of the Omani desert. During processions, poets brandish swords while singing and reciting improvised poems in a Bedouin dialect or in Arabic. These describe historical events and relationships with other tribes. Al ‘azi is composed for and performed during social occasions and is transmitted among family and tribal groups.

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Place/region: Sultanate of Oman, Southwest Asia
Series: 2012 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Sultanate of Oman. Ministry of Heritage and Culture
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Rights: Sultanate of Oman. Ministry of Information

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2012-0037100004
Source ref.: DOC:0037100004 CAND:00371
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Sultanate of Oman. Ministry of Information