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The Message Of Folklore from Bahrain To The World
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The olive tree in folk proverbs

Humans’ relationship with the olive tree was more than just a utilitarian one based on harvesting and squeezing its fruit for use in food, medicine and...

The inspiring history of Sufism and unforgettable Sufi folk rituals in Morocco: The example of Issawi Sufism

On several levels, research into the history of Sufi rituals is crucial because it reveals that Sufism was not just an individual inclination towards...

Revitalising the traditional song in Tunisia: Marketing strategies and the preservation of cultural identity

In Tunisia, there are numerous ways to revitalise traditional songs, from preserving the song's identity to introducing partial or total change. However, the...

Bahrain's national culture: Steady progress and enlightened thinking

This issue of the quarterly Folk Culture Journal is the second to be published in the Journal's fourteenth year. With steady progress and enlightened thinking,...

Approaches to studying Sudanese culture The reality and theoretical ideology of Sudan

This paper discusses trends in Sudanese culture. It examines the contradiction between reality and the imagined backed by an ideology of supremacist...

Folklore dance in Adrar (Tuat): The example of Qarqabu dance

Since ancient times, folk dance has been a way for the members of a society to express their desire to be free of life's worries, to vent their repressions and...

Revitalising the traditional song in Tunisia: Marketing strategies and the preservation of cultural identity

In Tunisia, there are numerous ways to revitalise traditional songs, from preserving the song's identity to introducing partial or total change. However, the...

Tales of folk beliefs in Tebessa, Algeria: The example of The Mulberry Tree

Folk literature is typically characterised as literature created by an individual whose identity is merged with that of the group to which he belongs in order...

The impact of foreign music on Morocco's immaterial cultural heritage: The music and songs of Granada

Morocco has long been a rich melting pot of musical traditions with numerous cultural influences (Berber and Arab) from the Mediterranean region and Africa. It...

The inspiring history of Sufism and unforgettable Sufi folk rituals in Morocco: The example of Issawi Sufism

On several levels, research into the history of Sufi rituals is crucial because it reveals that Sufism was not just an individual inclination towards...

The Kairouan carpet: Identity, authenticity, modernity and renewal

The traditional carpet (Zarbiyah) represents one of the most famous and authentic traditional industries in Tunisia. Zarbiyah is the singular form of the...

The olive tree in folk proverbs

Humans’ relationship with the olive tree was more than just a utilitarian one based on harvesting and squeezing its fruit for use in food, medicine and...

The traditional palm houses of Al-Ula Governorate

This study aims to highlight the roles played by historical and social factors and the residents’ economic activities in the emergence of the...

The style of houses in western and eastern Sudan

This paper aims to describe the types of houses in western and eastern Sudan. It also describes the raw materials used and the types, functions and uses of...

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