The main theater in Darb Al Saai witnessed the holding of a new symposium entitled “The Art of Sound… The Legacy of the Gulf”, which came as part of the activities of the National Day 2022.
Dr. Hassan Rashid, a journalist and theater critic, and Ibrahim Ali, a popular artist and composer, participated in the symposium, and it was moderated by Adel Abdullah, a journalist.
For his part, Dr. Hassan Rashid said: The art of sound is equivalent to a person’s association with more than one art of singing, and that after more than two centuries, we do not find a study documenting this art and its journey throughout this period, and whether its source is from the Hijaz or from Yemen, or is it a pure Gulf art However, the most accurate thing that was dealt with in this context is that it is a Gulf art, according to what many studies and opinions go to.
He added: Efforts are being made to monitor the first attempts at the emergence of Gulf lyrical art, and many art symbols have tried to excavate memory, such as the late Youssef Al-Doukhi, and many have contributed in this context, including in Qatar: Khaled Johar, Faisal Al-Tamimi, Khalifa Jamaan in Radio and television programs and press interviews, but this does not satisfy the searcher for roots and origins, and the artist Ibrahim Habib has a history of this art through the availability of many songs that are organically linked to the art of sound. Pointing to the efforts of the journalist and writer Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Malik in this documentation, during the recent period.
Dr. Hassan Rashid said: The history of this art depends on the narrators, and many interviews were often held during the first years of Qatar Radio with a group of first-generation artists such as Salem Faraj, Abdul Karim Farah, Ibrahim Faraj, Idris Khairy, and he shared with me the same effort and giving fellows on the trip, such as the artist Ghazi Hussein and Abdul Aziz Muhammad, however, those meetings were covered in oblivion.
He expressed his hope to document the march of voice artists, to revive the heritage of the ancient voice artists in the Arab Gulf countries, and to provide an academic scientific study on the art of voice, to preserve the history of singing and the history of the various models who contributed a prominent role in presenting an art that lived and still lives in the association’s memory.
The artist Ibrahim Ali presented a different package of popular singing, which is engraved in the collective memory, accompanied by the Al-Jubailat Folklore Ensemble