Second Inshad Festival inaugurated [Archives:2006/987/Local News]

October 5 2006

SANA'A, Oct. 3 ) The second Inshad; religious singing; festival started on Tuesday evening in the old city of Sana'a. Different singing groups participated in the opening ceremony of the festival such as Al-Hazzam group from Dhamar and Attyaf from Mareb.

The festival is going to take place in the open theater at the old city of Sana'a. More than 200 religious singers, Monshdeen, from sixteen groups belonging to numerous Yemeni governorates are contributing in this festival which is organized by the Ministry of Culture and several Inshad Foundations.

“The activities of the festival, which is expected to take place outdoors for five days have included national, social and cultural facet to reflect the opulence of Yemeni heritage and give cities that are rich in traditional legacy more attention”, says Khalid Al-Rowaishan, the Minister of Culture.

Al-Rowaishan added that during the festival's nights, the participators are going to present new tunes as well as presenting current Yemeni national occasions, such as the Sept. 26 and the Oct. 14 revolution, and the recent elections. He considered such topics Monshdeen will touch on are an indicator of an improvement in the political scene. He hoped such festival can really represent the cheerful atmosphere in Yemen and add a spiritual as well as cultural dimension to fit the situation.