Aden folklore: A world of harmony, openness, love and beauty [Archives:2007/1085/Last Page]
Folklore has played a crucial role in increasing and establishing a dialogue that is based on diversity and the development of our culture. Moreover, Aden is the city which has amazed the world with harmony, openness and beauty through its folklore regardless of tribal bigotry and a sword culture that is bent on ostracism and marginalization.
Aden folklore has created an environment for love through its ancient souqs, cafes, songs, dances, fairy tales and myths. Furthermore, the simplicity of Adeni people has forced the classes to be one uniform society in an effort to spread the rule of law.
“Aden folklore” was the title of a two day workshop at the Folkloric House, which had the cooperation of the Antiquities and Cultural Heritages Foundation.
“The workshop aimed to open a communicative channel between Yemeni culture and its spiritual heritage with a message that folklore commands openness and beauty, regardless of the hatred that has resulted from one-way thinking”, Arwa Othman, the founder of the Folkloric House, said.
The participants showed folkloric papers about the history and heritage of Aden, which demonstrated its exceptionality through its sites and its people. For two days, many papers focused on folklore during the last century and how it has played a role in changing life-styles.
According to many historical researchers, Aden can be described as a city of suffering and at the same time a city of harmonic life. Geographically, Aden is placed between a sea and a mountain, giving it a mix of rough terrain, along with the calmness and fruitfulness of the sea. Furthermore, Aden's name even carries with it the meaning of reality and dreams. “We can describe Aden as the desire for survival\”