A creative evening witnessed by Latifa bint Mohammed
"Emirates Literature" .. creators from the world meet in "the depths of the desert"
Latifa bint Mohammed during her attendance at the "Verses from the Depths of the Desert" event.
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In the presence of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai, member of the Dubai Council, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the most prominent leading literary events in the world, opened its 15th session with the presentation of the most famous evening, “Verses from the Depths of the Desert”, In which a group of creators and speakers celebrate the wisdom of the ancestors and the legacy of the past, in an enjoyable atmosphere of music and poetry in the heart of the Dubai desert.
The opening ceremony was attended by a group of the most prominent writers and creators from the UAE and around the world, in addition to the emerging Emirati talents.
The evening focused on celebrating the culture of the past, the wisdom of the ancestors, and the role of the past in the present and the future. The audience also enjoyed a dialogue narration with poet Dr. Afra Ateeq, Dr. Habib Ghuloom, Moza Al Mazrouei, and Abdullah Jamal Al Hammadi.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Aviation Authority and Supreme President of the Emirates Airlines Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Literature Foundation, said: “Emirates Airlines is proud of its partnership with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, as the festival has succeeded - over the past 15 years - in bringing together people from different parts of the world with the aim of inspiring them, and providing them with a rich cultural and entertainment experience, in addition to strengthening the emirate’s position as a global cultural destination. ».
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum referred to the prestigious position enjoyed by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature among the most prominent pioneering literary events on the map of annual creative events, pointing out that Dubai seeks, through its cultural and literary festivals, to develop and enrich the knowledge movement in the region. And highlighting culture as a civilizing force that brings the world together in one place.
Her Highness said: “Dubai is a multicultural city that is constantly keen to build strong and fruitful global partnerships in various fields, and the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is an ideal platform to achieve this goal, as it provides cultural and knowledge exchange between creators from different countries of the world, and the effective opportunities it provides to gain experiences. And new creative knowledge experiences.
The guests enjoyed the performance of Zigzag Ghanem and Sofia Cavour Campos for the Celtic Woman song “The Voice”, and this performance was followed by the singing of the Dubai Youth Choir for the song “What About Us?”
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The poet and artist Zolani Makeva, who served as the cultural advisor to the late President Nelson Mandela, also performed the poem "God Bless Africa".
The award-winning poet, Tishani Doshi, performed “Finding the Poets.” The festival’s friend, Fiona Lindsay, collaborated with the “Choral” group from the “Co-Laboratory” theater group to perform the poem “Visible” written by the poet Fiona, and the musicians Mariela Shaker and Riyadh Nicola performed. A joint musical performance entitled “Waves of the Sea”, while the distinguished Sudanese poet Rawda Al-Haj performed the poem “Identity”.
Poet Limen Sisay, the program's first guest of honor and co-curator, recited his poem "Hidden Kisses".
While the poetess Zina Hashem Bey returned to the stage of the “Verses from the Depths of the Desert” evening, where she recited poems from her collections of poetry, “What do the returnees do?”
Moki Kategpak La Quista also dazzled the audience with the performance of "The Square", while the "Art Center for All" performed "The Promise of the Seas".
The evening concluded with Zigzag Ghanem's performance of a Sufi performance of the festival's song "Khair Jalees", accompanied by a Sufi performance with dervishes. Greg Stoops filmed the evening through a direct illustration of the audience.
The guests enjoyed the performance of Lara Zaid Qassim, the previous winner of the Foundation's letter-writing competition, in addition to a dinner with a distinctive Emirati flavor.
Ahmed bin Saeed:
Ahmed bin Saeed:
"The festival has succeeded over the past 15 years in strengthening Dubai's position as a global cultural destination."
Latifa bint Mohammed:
Latifa bint Mohammed:
"Dubai seeks to enrich the knowledge movement in the region and highlight culture as a civilized force that brings the world together in one place."
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