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Religious Music Heritage Revived by Nafahat Band

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Nafahat (Whiffs) band is continuing its artistic program on al-Hamra Theater stage presenting various shows performed mainly to Andalusian and folklore music.

The band’s program, which kicked off last Wednesday in cooperation with Tahlileh Establishment, has so far included solos, oriental popular and folkloric performances and singing, poetry and dance shows of various styles including the Sufi.

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Director of Tahlileh Establishment, Hisham al-Khatib, said the idea of the shows presented by Tafahat band is  reviving the religious and recital music heritage and introducing the young generations to the beautiful artistic works of the forefathers.

Founded in 2008 under the supervision of Tahlileh Establishment, Nafahat band includes 55 singers and musicians. The band is specialized in religious recitation, Andalusian music and al-Samah dance, a Syrian traditional dance in which male dancers twirl with their outfits throughout the song.

H. Said

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2 responses

  1. Hasan

    this dance is one of the syrian tradionals, i wonder, dont these guys feel dizzy!!, by the way, isnt that Al-Hamraa street here in Beirut, or do you mean someplace else?

    October 28, 2012 at 12:26 am

  2. it could be Beirut, am not sure i only have the information given in article. i do this as meditation, i love sufi music and whirling meditation. i am not as good as the videos. the dizziness goes away as you just start flowing with the music. the last video is very good cd for sufi whirling meditation. make sure you have much room when you first attempt 🙂

    October 28, 2012 at 12:32 am

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