Cultural Days of Mareb Govte reflect depth of Mareb’s culture [Archives:2004/773/Culture]

September 16 2004

Hassan Al-Zaidi
During last Saturday and Sunday, Sana'a has witnessed the event of the Mareb Governorate's cultural days. The events were inaugurated by the Minister of Culture & Tourism, Khaled al-Rowaishan. The events included a plastic art exhibition, children's culture in Mareb prepared by a number of Mareb artists, and an exhibition of popular dresses and handy crafts, as well as an exhibition of photographic pictures which represented the civilization and cultural heritage of the Mareb Governorate. These events presented a culture rather distinct and different from other governorates.
Additionally, the poetic recitations reflected prevailing tribal poems on position, love and art which the Minister of Culture intends to publish in a collection of poems by those poets who participated in the events in question.
Mubkhooth bin Lehthum, and Muhammad al-Haddad also delivered a lecture on Sheba and its cultural and political role in Yemeni civilization, in addition to an artistic party entertained by the popular dancing band of Mareb.
Thus, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Khaled al-Rowaishan, has honored a group of those Mareb men who participated in these events.