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Juha, His Son and the Donkey جحا وابنه والحمار Posted by on Feb 23, 2022

In every culture, certain characters شخصيات emerge over time with their own way of teaching us life lessons دروس الحياة. Juha جُحا  is one of those characters who’s tales حكايات have been around for centuries قرون beginning from the seventh century. He is what you call a wise old fool عجوز أحمق حكيم. This foolishness…

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Song: And my eyes are wide awake وعيوني سهارى Posted by on Dec 13, 2021

Today’s post is about a song from Libyan Folklore. It’s called وَعْيُوني سَهًارى, which means ‘And my eyes are wide awake’. The version of the song we’re studying today is a ‘modernised’ version نُسْخَة حَدِيثَة of the older version of the song, which was performed by a Libyan singer, called Salaam Qadri سلام قدري. The…

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‎El-Funoun Dance Troupe فرقة الفنون الشعبية الفلسطينية Part 2 Posted by on Sep 1, 2021

Welcome back to part two of this post about the Palestinian folklore group called فِرْقة الفنون الشَّعبية الفِلَسطينية El-Funoun Dance Troupe. We’ll continue listening to the rest of the short interviews in the clip while following along with the transcription, then answer a few questions.  🎇 فرقة الفنون الشعبية الفلسطينية🎇 .عضو من الفرقة: بجوز كانت…

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‎El-Funoun Dance Troupe فرقة الفنون الشعبية الفلسطينية Posted by on Aug 25, 2021

Are you interested in folklore التُّراث الشَّعبي/الفولكلور? Have you attended any performance by a folklore dance group فِرقة رَقْص فولكلوري? What comes to mind when you think of فرقة رقص فولكلوري? I assume they have a lot of pride الفَخْر since they express their love for their culture الثَّقافة and homeland الوَطَن through the art…

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