Egyptian dance opens Al-Mutamid Music Festival in Loulé

The group Sunqur Sa'di Ensemble will be at the Cine-Teatro Louletano on January 28, at 21:30 pm, to present a show […]

The group Sunqur Sa'di Ensemble will be at the Cine-Teatro Louletano on January 28, at 21:30 pm, to present a show of traditional Egyptian dances, as part of the 12th Al-Mutamid Music Festival.

“Tanoura dance” is the name of this show whose origin is closely related to the Sufi Mawlawi dance, which through its turns connect with the sky and with spirituality.

Endless turns, with a multicolored dancer's dress that creates the illusion of a human kaleidoscope, this dance can be observed especially during Mooled, festivities that take place in the city of Islamic Cairo, and lately, around the world in cultural events and festivals .

At this time, Dance Saidi, originating in Upper Egypt and representing the struggle of men with their tahtib (stick), a very energetic dance that follows the rhythm of tabal and mizmar, and Nubian Dance will also be performed at this time. , from southern Egypt and part of Sudan, with contagious and lively rhythms and delicate and fluid movements.

The group is composed of Emad Silim (dancer), Ali Damoun (tabal, bendir, darbouka and choirs), Abdel Louzari (violin and singing) and F. Depiaggi (ney, mizmar and mijwiz).

Tickets for this show cost 10 euros.

The Al-Mutamid Music Festival aims to remember the poet king Al-Mutamid, son and successor of the King of Seville Al-Mutadid. Muhammad Ibn Abbad (Al-Mutamid) was born in Beja (1040) and was appointed governor of Silves at the age of 12, having spent a refined youth there. In 1069 he acceded to the throne of Seville, the strongest kingdom among those that emerged in Al-Andalus after the fall of the Caliphate of Cordoba. In 1088 he was dethroned by the Almoravids and secluded in Agmat, south of Marrakech where he died in 1095. His tomb, preserved until today, has become a symbol of the most beautiful times in Al-Andalus.

The aim of this Festival is to make the spectator aware of Andalusian music, with performances by groups that specialize in rescuing the sounds of Al-Andaluz: Arab music, especially from Morocco, and groups that interpret with care the rich tradition of the Muslim east, as well as pieces from the medieval and European Renaissance.

This initiative aims to rescue and disseminate the music and poetry that for centuries flooded bazaars, medinas and palaces, but also to respond to a tourist offer endowed with cultural weight, complementing traditional offers, making known towns and other places of interest that, for several reasons are linked to the Andalusian civilization.