FILE - Part of the folklore performances
CAIRO - 22 April 2019: A huge parade was hosted in Al-Muizz Street on April 21, as part of the International Festival of Drums and Traditional Arts' seventh edition headed by artist Intisar Abdel Fattah.
Crowds gathered from Al-Fotouh Gate to Ghuriyya Street to watch more than 22 bands representing numerous cultures in the festival, led by the cavalry and Hassab Allah band.
The bands performed national songs that inflamed the feelings and enthusiasm of the masses, followed by a circus show where distinguished and delightful forms of performances were presented.
In addition, the audience enjoyed the numerous cultural shows presented by the bands.
The cultural bands represented China, Colombia, Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Congo, Greece, Jordan, Mexico, Ghana, Indonesia, South Sudan and Egypt.
The teams gathered in a theater specially designed for them to present their traditional and rhythmic arts and the audience participated in singing and dancing with them.
The parade ended with the Egyptian National anthem "Beladi" for Sayed Darwish.