Abu Dhabi Festival keeps traditional arts alive
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, March 09 - 2013 at 11:35
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As part of the Abu Dhabi Festival's Education programme and its long-standing goal of promoting and preserving traditional arts, students of the Higher Colleges of Technology in Madinat Zayed were treated to an intensive workshop in traditional embroidery led by the craftswomen of Al Ghadeer.
The hands-on experience encouraged students to gain insight and understanding into an important tradition, while developing age-old skills that form an integral element of their cultural identity.
Al Ghadeer is an initiative of the UAE Red Crescent that empowers underprivileged women through traditional handicrafts. Several workshops have been conducted including one's performed at the UAE University in Al Ain.
Abu Dhabi Festival offers a range of educational opportunities for students and adults alike with some of the world's foremost arts practitioners. This week also sees the Declassified Ensemble conduct workshops for Abu Dhabi students, culminating in a public concert by Abu Dhabi students for 'Young Artists' Day' on March 9.
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