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The Message Of Folklore from Bahrain To The World
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Branding camels in Libya’s Bedouin areas: The example of the Tarhuna tribes

The brand is an old Arab way of marking animals such as camels and cattle.  Libyan Bedouins refer to the brands as ‘Nar’ (fire) because the...

Hajj songs and traditions

Pilgrimage songs are common, especially among women. Women would gather in the yard of a person who was leaving for pilgrimage to congratulate them and create...

Residential architecture in ancient Tunisian cities: The example of Safaqis

Architecture is a civilised practice that influences cultural and social trends.Architecture shapes residential spaces; it is the product of lifestyle needs...

IOV Journal From Bahrain to the world

The reader will find attached a complimentary issue of the IOV Journal, a refereed English-language scientific journal that will be distributed with the Folk...

Satellite channels and their effect on folk culture

Our aim is not to discuss the dangers of satellite channels; we are not attempting to have these channels closed down or denying that they represent a...

Folk literature in the Mamluk age

Zajal is a folk art that dates back to the Andalusian era. It spread to other Arab regions such as Egypt and the Levant and was adapted to the...

Folk heritage and contemporary poetry

Folk heritage is associated with people’s cultural output in terms of customs, traditions, tales, proverbs, dancing and folk singing. Collective memory...

Zamil: Yemen’s most widespread genre of folk literature

Zamil is the most prevalent genre of Yemeni folk   poetry.It is a form of ‘Rajz’, which Yemenis recite when they are at...

Folk literature

Folk literature is a mirror that reflects life in a particular society. Folk creativity includes folk music, folkdance, folk arts and folk literature, which is...

Hajj songs and traditions

Pilgrimage songs are common, especially among women. Women would gather in the yard of a person who was leaving for pilgrimage to congratulate them and create...

Branding camels in Libya’s Bedouin areas: The example of the Tarhuna tribes

The brand is an old Arab way of marking animals such as camels and cattle.  Libyan Bedouins refer to the brands as ‘Nar’ (fire) because the...

Folk songs from the anthropological perspective

The folk song is a rich and important subject for anthropologists because it is a form of creativity distinguished by its spontaneous performance and...

Juq and Moroccan music

Juq, (a band), performs written music with great skill and ability. Juq music and instruments have several characteristics. The performance and the...

Residential architecture in ancient Tunisian cities: The example of Safaqis

Architecture is a civilised practice that influences cultural and social trends.Architecture shapes residential spaces; it is the product of lifestyle needs...

Traditional building materials: The example of the Eastern Region

Over the past few years, there has been a shift in the level of attention paid to traditional building in the Gulf Cooperative Council Countries. What was once...

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