Egypt’s Sinnari House (Bayt al-Sinnari) Creativity Center – affiliated to AL-Alexandria Library – in the district of al-Sayeda Zeinab, has hosted various theatrical performances by Jordan’s artistic group called ‘Salat’ for Religious Chanting and Spiritual Music, alongside, Sudan’s Rouda and Holy Family Corral and Denqla of Sudan.
To mark and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Jordan’s Hashemite state, the Kingdom of Jordan was chosen as the guest of honor for this 13th edition of the Sama’a International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting by Egyptian authorities.
Alanood Abuhamour, a member of Salat band, said that Jordan’s band was thrilled at being honored as the guest of honor for this year’s festival.
In the same context, she said “We’ve gathered here tonight to mark the 100th anniversary of the Kingdom of Jordan”, adding that “this is a very happy moment, it really is — a truly special and historical moment and I’m very glad to be here for that reason.”
She also cited Egypt as the patron of culture and the arts, affirming that “It is typical for Egyptians to use these events as an opportunity to promote cultural and artistic awareness.”
Abuhamour revealed that Salat is a Jordan band formed in 2007. “It consisted of a well-known percussion and flute player as well as notable oud players.”
“We are inspired by the mystical Jordan traditional music genres, the Sufi branch of Islam, and deeply committed to the spiritual essence of the ancient performance of devotional poetry and odes,” she emphasized.
It’s worth mentioning that the 14th edition of the Sama’a International Festival for Spiritual Music and Chanting kicked off on Saturday (Sep. 18) under the theme ‘A Message of Peace to the World.
Contributed by Ahmed Emam