Re-view of a Festival (part 8)

During the eight edition of the 2nd Taqah Festival in the east of Salalah, music, dance and old traditions were mainly on display. In the village the mountain people gathered around stone fires while drinking milk and eating meat. Dance and music welcomed the camel farmers when they return to the mountains after the Khareef or the south west monsoon. Triggered by the fear that the camels would slip on mud during the south west monsoon, from June till September, they stay along the coastline and the foothills of the mountains.

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On the beach, in children’s village, boys and girls were entertained with games and art activities. There were also sand sculptures, like the beautiful horse of Ahmed Shari.

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On the stage, in the evening traditional music from a professional private group with only members of Taqah was in the air. On the rhythm of the drums and the Oud, traditional dance was performed.

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Tomorrow, beside cultural events, 3,5km running and swimming is on the program of the 2nd Taqah Festival along the Corniche on the beach.

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