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The Damascene Oud part of the Syrian musical heritage

The Cultural center in Kafar Soussa in Damascus held on Monday a symposium entitled "The heritage of Damascene Oud". The symposium also included an exhibition of models of Oud in addition to a video presenting a historical overview of the industry of the Damascene Oud.

 Oud is an oriental musical instrument. Its uniqueness is expressed in the originality of the handcraft. It is as well considered as one of the most important oriental and Arabic instruments. The Oud is characterized by its small box and long neck.

 Dr. Fouad Tubal, a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, reviewed the history of music in Syria, indicating that Syria was a platform from which music was launched to the region and the world. The music began in Ugarit civilization were the first institute of music training was established, then the of use Oud spread in Spain and Europe during the Umayyad epoch, from its capital Damascus.

"Syria and the Press during a Century"… Documentary exhibition in Sweida

Sweida, (ST)- An exhibition of more than one hundred newspapers documented the  rich history of events in Syria opened in the Arab Cultural Center in the city of Sweida entitled (Syria and the Press during a Century).

The exhibition will last for a week and it is prepared by journalist Riad Naim. It includes old copies of many newspapers that highlight the most important stages in the history of Syria, its national stances and role in supporting the Arab national issues, especially the Palestinian one. In this exhibition Naim also documented the October liberation war and the victories achieved by Syria in the war on terrorism and its supporters.

While attending the opening of the exhibition, Assistant Minister of Information Ahmed Dawa affirmed the ministry's encouragement of this kind of exhibitions because of its importance in documenting the history of the homeland and transmitting it to the future generations.

Yolland" First Annual Piano concert"

The Directorate of Culture in Lattakia hosted the first annual ceremony (Yolland) for the piano students under the supervision of maestro Mohammed Farhat.

 Director of the Culture Directorate in Lattakia, Mr. Majd Sarem, Mrs. Nisreen Hamdan, Director of Music and Ballet Institutes in Syria and Miss. Shaza Mohammed, Director of Mahmoud Al-Ajan Institute of Music in Lattakia attended the ceremony.

The event was opened by a piece of music for the Do Re Mi Fa Sol group, the stars of Arab Gate Talent followed by 27 solo pianists who presented musicals ranging from Modern to Classic and Romance. The ages of the participants were between 8 and 22 years.

Rania Ma'sarani's "Sculptures Inspired by Palmyra" Exhibition at Dar al-Assad for Arts and Culture

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Inspired by the rich civilization of Palmyra as well as by the cultural heritage of Syria and provoked by the destruction caused to this historical city by the foreign-backed takfiri terrorists and the looting of its artifacts, fine artist Rania Ma'sarani tried, through her solo exhibition "Sculptures inspired by Palmyra", held recently at Dar al-Assad for Arts and Culture in Damascus, to skillfully document the history of the archeological city and picture the details of the life of the Palmyrenes.

Damascene traditional handicraft is a magic made by creative Hands

Damascus is famous in its traditional handicrafts which are characterized by quality, perfection and beauty. The most important of handicrafts are pottery, glass industries, painting on glass, Arabesque design ornaments, porcelain and wood such as Ajami, in addition to mosaic, copper, marble works and stone and glass mosaics.

In a lecture on "Damascene Heritage Industries" delivered at the Cultural Center in Abu Rumana last week, Arfat Ota Bashi ,the most exalted Skillman "Sheikh al- Kar" said that the painting on wood or Al-Ajami reflects the talents of Damascene craftsmen and show their good taste and professionalism in this local industry.