Nizwa festival for schoolchildren revives Omani traditional music

SHOWCASING TALENTS: The festival also offered the disabled students an opportunity to participate in educational and cultural activities

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AMAL AL RIYAMI –
Nizwa –
Dec 14: Dr Madeeha bint Ahmed al Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education, attended the ‘Gratitude and Loyalty’ music festival for schoolchildren in Al Dakhiliyah on Wednesday.
Held at Nizwa Cultural Center Theater, the event was organised by the Directorate General of Education in Al Dakhiliyah to mark the 46th National Day.

868518Besides showcasing the skills and talents of students, it was held to “strengthen the sense of belonging to the country and to His Majesty” through songs.
The festival offered the disabled students an opportunity to participate in educational and cultural activities. It was also an attempt to revive Omani traditional music.
A total of 108 students from 20 schools participated in the event. The festival included eight music tracks, including international music and traditional Omani songs.
The minister went around an accompanying art exhibition, which included different handicrafts from Al Dakhiliyah’s fine arts students and teachers.
The minister also honoured organisers of the festival as well as students.