Years ago, we were looking for a Bahraini driver with a high school certificate. We received applications from six candidates. I interviewed them, and chose the candidate with the highest grades. I noticed his calmness, his morals and his remarkable presence. I remember asking him why he hadn’t continued his education; he replied that he was unable to finance his studies and that he needed to work. I respected him and his answer.
For a very long time, the irrigation of agricultural lands has been accompanied by singing. A distinctive style of poetry known as ‘Mawwal’ emerged in the second century AH in Wasit, Iraq. The inhabitants of the area, particularly the farmers, used to sing Mawwal to the palm trees while they irrigated the land. Over time, the style developed into its current form.
This study sheds light on the oral heritage of the Sahara Desert; we should educate people about this heritage by spreading information through cultural outlets and the media. Local and international organisations should help to elevate the status of this heritage, which belongs to humanity.
Many countries around the world have become aware of the great importance of folk culture and of its essential role in economic development. Folk culture has become a core concern for these countries, and it has helped to revive their heritage. Many countries – including France, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Greece – use folk culture to improve their economies and boost tourism.
Outline: 1-The ultimate goal of folk literature is to offer an accurate depiction of social practices; it is more closely related to human nature than formal literature. It fulfils social needs, so it varies according to the time and place. The subject of folk literature is general and relevant to everyone in the nation.
In Algeria, a call for rain is not referred to as Istisqa’ (the Arabic word for prayers for rain), but as ‘Al Naw’. In Tlemcen, Algeria, it is called ‘Allatif’ to connote that people are asking God to send rain. The drought that threatens crops is referred to as ‘al-Wakfa’ and ‘al-Yabsa’; crops can be saved during Wakfa (the dry season) by appealing for rain, but Yabsa is a permanent drought when rain cannot revive the crops.
Anthropologists study man’s intellectual and cultural activities. In anthropology, folk music is studied in its social context as an intellectual product loaded with symbols and connotations that reflect a society’s customs and lifestyle. Folk music reveals people’s sentiments, emotions, preferences and desires, and it reflects the natural and social environments and the group’s cultural identity.
One of the most important traditional handicrafts in the desert region of Kuwait, Sadu weaving is associated with architecture and interior design. Traditional Bedouin tents are made from and furnished with Sadu textiles.
Clothing reflects the social, religious and moral rules that regulate the system of roles in a society. A nation’s clothing merits comprehensive study using multiple scholarly approaches.