UAE folk dancers to perform in London festival

July 21st, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Folk Dance Group will participate in the World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) festival in London later this month in its first appearance outside the UAE since its formation last month.
The Abu Dhabi Folk Dance Group was set up by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH).

According to Abdullah Al Ameri, director of the Culture and Arts Department at ADACH, the participation of the group in the World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) festival, is part of a strategy aimed at strengthening dialogue and cultural exchange between nations and peoples.

It also aims to introduce the heritage of the UAE to the world.

“The Abu Dhabi Folk Dance Group’s first appearance outside the UAE since its inception aims to promote ADACH’s vision. This vision looks to encourage a convergence of nations, and increase the levels of communication between cultures and peoples through the mediums of music, art and creativity,” Ameri said Wednesday.

–IANS/WAM

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