Mizmar (Dance)

Mizmar (Dance)

Edited by 

List price: US$50.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mizmar is the name of a folkloric dance native to the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia. The dance involves moving while twirling a bamboo cane, to the music of drums. The dance and music have strong African influences. In the past, the ritual was associated with spiritual healing practices, similar to Fann At-Tanbura.Yowla (Arabic: ALA-LC: al-yawlah) is a type of type of traditional dance found in the United Arab Emirates. It involves spinning and throwing a rifle.Ardah (ALA-LC: al-'ar ah) is a type of folkloric dance performed by the Bedouin tribes of Najd. It was traditionally performed before going to war. Originally "ardah" is for Shammr tribe, but nowadays is performed at celebrations or cultural events, such as the Jenadriyah festival. The dance, which is performed by men carrying swords or canes, is accompanied by drums and spoken verse.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136293595
  • 9786136293592