Kurdish band participating in Samaa Festival in Cairo to be honored today07/08/2012 15:28
CAIRO, Aug. 7 (AKnews) - The director general at the Ministry of Culture of the Kurdistan Region said that the Qadiri Naqshbandi band of the ministry will honored this evening on the sidelines of the fifth International Sufi Music Festival, Samaa (Divine) in Cairo.
Certificates of appreciation will be given to the band members by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
The director general of the Culture Ministry in the region and the head of the participating delegation in the festival Kanaan Rashad al-Mufti said: "This is our first participation in this important festival and we have presented the characteristics of the Kurdish community.
"The Kurdish people are an essential part of the Muslim community, and adhere to the original Islamic customs and traditions of the Prophet and the Caliphs.
"The presence of the Kurdistan Region in such festivals is very important to spread the culture of the region and Kurdish language, where we have presented a number of religious hymns in Kurdish language and the audience interacted greatly with us. It was an important experience and we will be well prepared in the coming year to present a distinguished performance in this important festival."
The International Sufi Music Festival Samaa will conclude on Wednesday evening on the Ber Yusuf stage at the Salahaddin Citadel.
By Sara Ali