Pride of the Homeland: The Iraqi National Troupe for Folkloric Arts - (In Arabic)    Part 1
 
Pride of the Homeland: The Iraqi National Troupe for Folkloric Arts - (In Arabic)  Part 1
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Today’s Enlightening Entertainment will be presented in Arabic, with subtitles in Arabic, Aulacese (Vietnamese), Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mongolian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai.

Halo, peaceful viewers. On today’s Enlightening Entertainment, we invite you to enjoy the performances of the Iraqi National Troupe for Folkloric Arts. The Iraqi National Troupe for Folkloric Arts was founded by Mr. Haqi Al-Shibli, dean of the Iraqi Theater, in 1971. Since its establishment, the Iraqi National Troupe for Folkloric Arts soon became a popular international touring group and a real representation of Iraqi art.

The Troupe participated in shows in over 70 countries including in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America. In 1980, they performed at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA and at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France.

Mr. Fouad Thanoon is the director and lead choreographer of this accomplished troupe. He won Iraq’s Innovation Award three times as a designer and director of folkloric presentations, among other Iraqi and international honors.

The Troupe was founded in 1971. Its goal has been to disseminate and deepen the folkloric arts inside and outside Iraq. It has participated in many Arab and international festivals, and visited up to 70 Arab and European countries. It achieved many successes on the Arab and global levels,

And also won many awards such as the award of Kroujentua Temple in Italy in 1981. The Troupe depends on the heritage Iraq’s original folklore encompassing all regions of Iraq.

I trust the art that Troupe presents – The National Troupe of Folkloric Arts, which is a symbol of culture that is fully eligible to be an ambassador of Iraq in this field. I am sure you will enjoy and know what expertise Iraq has, and the depths and mysteries that there are in the Arab conscience and Arab original art.

Now let’s enjoy a performance by Iraq National Troupe for Folkloric Arts. The first performance is “Arabic Dabkat.” This is the traditional Iraqi music and dance representing masculine characteristics. It originated in the southern, northern, and western regions of Iraq.

O family… Hey family… My beloved left. O family… My beloved left. The one our field was lit up by, O my beloved, Come back darling. My beloved My eyes watch him day and night. O Father O white gazelle in the field Lord of Heaven is above. I swear to be the server of your family, And all the higher land to be my darling’s. O white gazelle in the field Lord of Heaven is above. I swear to be the server of your family, And all the higher land to be my darling’s.

The next dances are called “Al-Mahafiif” and “Al-Hajal.” Al-Mahafiif describes the process of tea-making, and Al-Hajal is about the process of wearing the Khulkhal, one of the traditional Iraqi costumes.

This Iraqi National Troupe represents Iraq from south to north, because Iraq is a multi-ethnic country, including Kurds, Arabs, and Turkmen people. These dances you've watched represent a complete image of Iraq from north to south.

I do really like it because I’m Egyptian, so the Iraqi culture is not that different from mine. We do share a lot of culture, traditions and we do share the language and everything, so I do like Iraqi culture.

Actually, we feel a very strong feeling for our country.

My name is Ali and I’m from Iraq. I’m in capital of Iraq, in Baghdad. And today was excellent about the Iraqi show. All kinds I love it, and I really enjoyed tonight, this excellent show.

This is of course to transfer the sympathy and to transfer the beautiful feelings and also the love to Iraq and to the people of Iraq.

Warmhearted viewers, it was a pleasure having you with us for today’s program. Please tune in to Enlightening Entertainment tomorrow, Wednesday, January 26, for part 2 of our two-part series featuring the Iraq National Troupe for Folkloric Arts. Words of Wisdom is up next after Noteworthy News here on Supreme Master Television. May your life be filled with joy and grace.
Today’s Enlightening Entertainment will be presented in Arabic, with subtitles in Arabic, Aulacese (Vietnamese), Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mongolian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai.

Halo, graceful viewers, welcome to the conclusion of our 2-part program about the National Troupe for Folkloric Arts from Iraq. This talented troupe, founded in 1971, is dedicated to preserving the folk-dancing heritage of Iraq. They perform the traditional dances drawn from across that country’s history, geography, and diverse cultural groups.

Thus, Iraq’s folkloric arts have been shared with the world through tours in over 70 countries. Mr. Fouad Thanoon, who is the director and lead choreographer of the troupe, has designed and directed many folkloric dances and national shows inspired from Iraq’s, and sometimes the Arab, original heritage.

Today, we are happy with this great audience, that we can present our folklore and heritage. As you know, Iraq's civilization has lasted for 7,000 years. We carry a message from Iraq to the friendly people and brothers by introducing the Iraqi heritage and the history of Iraq, so they will be acquainted with our history and heritage in Iraq. And we are happy with this meeting.

First, welcome, Supreme Master TV as well as the viewers of this great channel, which also works vigorously to follow-up on relevant global news, whether in the field of art or other fields.

But we are also lovers and fans of it, because it conveys a good and sincere word in order to develop and expand people’s perceptions and let them be acquainted with the origins of the Arab and the whole world’s civilizations and cultures. So, I welcome its viewers and personnel.

We now invite you to enjoy “Al-Khashaba,” a music performance mainly using percussions found in the southern region of Iraq.

Al-Khashaba Turn away from those eyes All people wish for those eyes Turn away from those eyes All people wish for those eyes I'm grateful to Abu Nona Abu Nona has beautiful eyes I'm grateful to Abu Nona Abu Nona has black eyes All people wish for those eyes The tall one, I have met Turn away from those eyes All people wish for those eyes I'm grateful to Abu Nona Abu Nona has black eyes All people wish for those eyes

The next dance is called “Baghda.” This dance expresses the deep and sincere love for the homeland, and is accompanied by the song of the famous Iraqi singer Kathem Al Saher.

Baghda There is much talk about that I love There is much talk about whom I love There is much talk about that I love There is much talk about whom I love Her age! Her origin! Her secret! Her form! White or brown! Whether your eyes or hers are more beautiful!

There is much talk about that I love There is much talk about whom I love Her age! Her origin! Her secret! Her form! White or brown! Whether your eyes or hers are more beautiful!

She is more beautiful than anyone more beautiful than you and I She is more elegant than anyone She is closer to my heart than me

She is more beautiful than anyone more beautiful than you and I She is more elegant than anyone She is closer to my heart than me She is more eloquent than Kareem's poetry Or Kathem in his finest melody

I would like just to say that the Iraqi culture is a very rich culture, and the Iraqi culture is one of the Arab cultures that was really having the Arab language as one of the strong parts in the Middle East, that was preserving the Arab language. And they had a lot of poets and they had a lot of Arabic literature.

And at the same time it does give a significant view about the Middle East culture. So it might seem a little bit different than the Western culture or the Asian culture, but that’s the beauty of diversification, that’s how we unite because the diversity we complete with each other.

I am a principal dancer in the National Troupe of Folkloric Arts and a shows designer. We have been happy with the audience fully and the audience has been happy with us at the same time. God willing, we will be in their good opinion and we have presented a work that is worthy of them.

…and share with them our cultures, experience, and the dramatic dance that has been well-known for centuries. Thank you once again. Thank you very much.

Above the palm O father Above the palm I know not if it's her cheeks O father Or the moon above I don't want her She makes me suffer so much Above the palm O my eye Above the palm I know not if it's her cheeks O father Or the moon above I don't want her She has no chivalry

the face of the moon O father His light up to Baghdad God within you O my eye He graced your creation I don't want her She has no chivalry Above the palm O my eye Above the palm I know not if it's her cheeks O my eye Or the moon above I don't want her She makes me suffer so much

After the performance, the Iraqi National Troupe for Folkloric Arts shared their hopes of peace with the viewers of Supreme Master Television.

I would like to send greetings to my great people in Iraq. And we will make Iraq proud in every place, God willing, With our Arab brothers from Libya, Lebanon and Kuwait God willing.

This experience could be as a reference or a source of reconstruction and peace in this country. Finally, I wish that peace will prevail in all the earth. Peace be upon you.

Thank you Supreme Master TV.

We hope that Iraq will be soon stabilized and to return back to the normal situation and the wealth.

We hope that peace would prevail in the whole world. We wish for Iraq to be united with all ethnic groups and minorities. We wish peace for the people of the world.

Bravo, National Troupe for Folkloric Arts from Iraq and all its gifted and dedicated members! May the time-honored arts of Iraq be welcomed everywhere you go, thus bringing greater peace and understanding to all.

Cherished viewers, thank you for joining us for today’s Enlightening Entertainment. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for Words of Wisdom, up next after Noteworthy News. May there be peace throughout your heart and the whole world.
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