Sharjah brings its Tambourines and Traditional Songs to Red Square and other Landmarks
Moscow, September 8, 2019:A touch of Emirati flair has been added to Moscow’s merriment surrounding its 872nd birthday celebrations, witnessed by the Russian capital in the past few days.
The rhythmic playing of tambourines and lively songs by the Sharjah National Band have walked Moscow’s streets covering key landmarks including the Moscow International Book Fair site, the Gorky Theater and the historic Red Square. The band has amazed locals, filling the air with the authentic sounds and beats of Emirati culture, engaging spectators and onlookers across age groups.
The parades were part of Sharjah’s participation at MIBF 2019 as their the ‘Guest City’. Dressed in pristine white Kandoras, members of the Sharjah National Band performed songs inspired by the perilous experiences of the UAE’s pearl divers, the hardships travellers faced while crossing its vast and arid desert, and other scenes and stories that have shaped the nation’s history and identity.
HE Dr. Abdulaziz Al Musallam, Chairman of Sharjah Institute for Heritage, commented: “The celebration of Sharjah as the Guest City of MIBF 2019 represents one of the biggest celebrations of Emirati culture and heritage in Russia. We were keen on sharing our truest traditions with Russians through our songs, rhymes and folk dances. We were delighted to see the huge turn out and were impressed by the interactions between our performers and the show’s attendees.”