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CAIRO – 3 August 2017: The 26th Fuhais Festival, titled “Jordan History and Civilization,” will be launched at a monastery in Rome on Wednesday under the sponsorship of Jordanian Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II at 7:00 pm. The festival is set to include several intellectual, cultural and artistic programs.
The festival, which lasts for nine days, aims to showcase the many cultures present in the nation by presenting pan-Arab and Jordanian cultures, which could attract more visitors to Jordan, said Ayman Samawi, the head of Fuhais Festival, to the Jordanian news agency Petra.
It features musical concerts, poetry recitals, art exhibitions and dance performances.
The activities of the festival deliver a nationalistic and recreational message to Jordanians, as several cultural and intellectual symposia and forums aim to enlighten the local community in order to combat extremism and intolerance, according to Samawi.
The festival focuses mainly on Jordanian creativity, as the majority of the festival talks about folk arts that many artists in Jordan are concerned about, mentioned Samawi, stressing that the management of the festival cooperates with artist syndicates to hold musical evenings, in which many musicians will participate.
In addition, the festival will reflect the concerns of Palestinians and their arts and culture, and hence, it will present the arts of Palestinian heritage, including music and shows on Palestinian issues, added Samawi.
The festival will include many Jordanian and Arab singers, such as Meteb al-Saqqar, Jihad Sarkis, Hussein al-Salman, Rami Shafiq, Usama Jabbour, Hany Shaker and Assi Hussein.