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CAIRO 13 June 2017: The Matrouh Folklore Ensemble will participate in the 32nd session of the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts, which will be sponsored by King Abdullah II of Jordan from July 20-30.
The festival’s administration in Amman issued a statement saying that the Ensemble will perform on the northern stage in Jerash, northern Jordan, on Friday, July 21. They will be performing several songs to review the heritage of the Egyptian Bedouin tribes.
The rich heritage and diversity of the festival encourages Egyptian teams to participate each year, teams such as Al-Tanboura Al-Bursaideya and Reda for Folkloric Arts. The festival mirrors the heritage of the Bedouin, the Caireans, and those from the country side.
The Matrouh Folklore Ensemble was founded in the mid-1970s and started with only 50 members. The ensemble mirrors the Egyptian desert’s passionate arts that present the heritage of the nomadic tribes in Marsa Matruh. Marsa Matruh’s north view of the Mediterranean Sea, which gives it a coastal nature, adds to its Bedouin nature.
The Matrouh Folklore Ensemble represents its geographical environment which is closest to Libya in weather and dialects as well. On another note, the ensemble will be performing Nubian songs that also represent an original part of the Egyptian artistic heritage.
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