Saudi national orchestra and choir to appear at finale of 2nd Qemam folk festival
The Saudi National Orchestra and National Choir will appear at the closing ceremony of the Qemam International Festival for Mountain Performing Arts on Friday, Jan. 27.
The Music Commission announced on Monday that 70 musicians and singers will perform a variety of popular folk songs during a show at King Khalid University Theater in Abha, reflecting the Kingdom’s musical culture and heritage, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The week-long Qemam Festival, which is in its second year, is a showcase for the traditional arts that have been preserved in the mountainous region in the southwest of the country, which is home to the Kingdom’s highest peaks. Sixteen Saudi folk groups and 14 international ensembles are taking part this year.
The festival is organized by the Theater and Performing Arts Commission with the aim of promoting the cultural heritage of Asir and its archaeological sites.