In the Arabian Gulf, the generation born in the 1940s and 1950s grew up with what remained of the culture and morals in that era. Some of this generation were destined to travel, returning to the sight of gas burning near the oil wells when their planes landed at night, hoping for a brilliant future for their beloved part of the Arab world.
In this study, I attempted to address the issue of creativity in Tunisian folk music based on a sample of the folk singing heritage from the Manzil Shakir region.
Today, scientific research must be related to community issues and reality in order to help to fulfil knowledge objectives and practical goals. The importance of this trend is confirmed by increasing challenges to our folk heritage in general and local culture in particular with the growing pressure of globalisation and political changes.
Heritage and its cultural contents were formed over the ages by civilisations that passed through the Arabian Gulf region; they represent an important pillar of the Gulf’s character and identity, reflecting people's lives, ideas, feelings, beliefs, professions, industries, and other features.
Arab folktales vary from one culture to another. In some cultures, stories are classified according to the seasons; there are stories for summer, winter, spring, and autumn. The stories of the ogre, the donkey, the wolf, and other animal tales are narrated only in winter while stories about the Sultan’s daughter, helping the blind, and ‘Juha’ are summer stories.
Space is one of the anthropological fields within social and cultural anthropology. Anthropology approaches space starting with the basic premise that space has human dimensions because it carries the values of the community and reflects its culture.
Folk stories, like other forms of creativity, are based on imagination. Derived from the collective memory over long periods of time, folk stories reflect people’s religious and moral beliefs.
Due to their geographic location, the Islamic countries of northwest Africa (Egypt and the countries of Maghreb and Mali) have cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and majestic mountain ranges. The southern part of these countries includes beautiful, charming oases. All this has been reflected in the countries’ culture, heritage and history, and in their residents’ lifestyles.
This study presents the following findings: The folk literature, customs, traditions, performing arts, and material culture sections include 71% of the articles published in the Journal of Folk Culture....
The religious experience is a human practice that appears to be unique in most elements, and it is difficult to define it and understand its various dimensions. The difficulty in defining this practice is a result of its spiritual nature; in many aspects, it is subjective to the person who practices it and related to his unique personality.