Yesterday morning, the Ministry of Culture organized a symposium (Traditional Arts from Local to International), in which Dr. Nasser Suhaim, Executive Director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dr. Faisal Al Tamimi. This symposium came within the framework of the Ministry’s endeavor to enhance the role of culture as a framework for preserving identity and enhancing citizenship and cultural communication by working to activate the role of the cultural scene by sponsoring and supporting cultural production that aims to strengthen the components of national identity.
Dr. confirmed. Faisal Al-Tamimi said that Arab traditional arts differ from their Western counterparts, and he said: The symposium focused on Dr. Nasser Suhaim’s career and beginnings and the influence of the family environment on his artistic career, and it addressed topics related to how to enhance and preserve Gulf folk music by integrating traditional folk styles with Western orchestras for the first time in The history of Qatari music, with the aim of transmitting it to non-Qatari or Gulf recipients and seeking a wider spread of Qatari traditional arts.
For his part, Dr. Nasser Suhaim said: The symposium included many important topics through which he tried to introduce the horizons he aspires to achieve through distinct pieces with the aim of developing heritage in a Western spirit, as he is keen to develop Western music in a Gulf spirit. Moreover, presenting musical colors in a modern orchestral spirit, as this was considered unique, because no one had preceded them, as marine arts and Qatari folk arts were presented in this way, and then combined with the orchestra.
Dr. confirmed. Nasser Najah blends the Arab and Western spirit and the acceptance of audiences from different countries. He said: We witnessed a large influx of audiences from different countries to concerts, and we noticed that some personalities traveled specifically to attend our concerts, and we were able to combine their music, which is essentially church music that began in Churches and evolved into orchestras, with our popular music.
During the symposium, the artist referred to his upbringing and his artistic family, which influenced him and accelerated his musical maturity, until he reached the stage of specialization, research and development. Dr. confirmed. Suhaim for his role in searching for advanced and advanced horizons for music distribution and orchestral distribution. He also touched on the foundations of international and Arab-Islamic music distribution, given that distribution in Arab and Islamic countries is subject to Eastern maqams and quarter tones that do not exist in Western countries, and which may be far from their culture. It makes them unable to understand it, especially since the Arabic tone is often melodious and contains high temptation. Dr. concluded. Suhaim Al-Nadwa discussed the Qatar Philharmonic Band and how it will perform folklore and all Qatari songs.