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Alardah Alnajdiyah. Saudi Arabia

Language: English

Alardah is a traditional cultural expression combining dance, drumming and poetry chanting that is considered fundamental to practising communities. It involves a poet chanting verses, which are then sung by other performers carrying swords and moving in time to beating drums. Featured at family, local and national events, it is performed by males while women design the costumes. Neither age nor class acts as a barrier to participation, assisting social cohesion. Practice transmitters are individuals, schools, troupes, neighbourhoods and provinces.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Saudi Arabia, Southwest Asia
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Ahmed Alsheme Abdullatif
Participant: Mishael Bin Alameer
Publisher: Riyadh School
Published in:
Rights: Riyadh School, Saudi Arabia

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0119600004
Source ref.: DOC:0119600004; CAND:01196
Rights holder: UNESCO; Riyadh School, Saudi Arabia