Society & Culture

During A week: Independence Celebrations… Between Postponed and Shy

Sudan Events: Magda Hassan

In some secured and safe states of Sudan, celebrations of the glorious Independence Day are organized, the anniversary of which is commemorated in the first week of January every year with revolutionary national anthems that express past and future hopes and aspirations.
This year, many people missed these celebrations due to the fact that (the country is not well), or under new colonialism, and they postponed the celebration of independence after defeating the enemy, so that it would be the second independence for Sudan.

* Celebrations

In this context, the Red Sea State organized several independence celebrations at the Writers and Artists Theater in Port Sudan, where the state choir presented a collection of national songs performed on this occasion, in addition to new works that express the current stage (We love You in singing ) and other new songs.

* Critic

On the other hand, the poet Dalia Elias, in her program (Under the Ashes), which she presents on the Zarqa Channel, which runs from Cairo, criticized the celebrations of Independence Day and said that they had remained monotonous for 68 years in the same way and in the same way: We wake up in the morning singing patriotic songs and a black and white movie that did not even work hard.
In improving it in light of the development of the media and a picture of Al-Azhari leader raising the flag of Sudan, and she added that this celebration coincides with the New Year and she is the owner of the real celebration.
The poet presented a broad criticism of the noble sons of Sudan who are developing the countries of others and Sudan finds nothing from them.
Kassala State, through its various components, signed the national celebration booklet, as the Roots Center for Culture and Arts organized Kassala State.
A big celebration on the occasion of independence lasted for five days, during which dance groups representing many Sudanese ethnic groups performed in Kassala, including groups from western Sudan, eastern and northern Sudan, as well as from the state of South Sudan. Members of the Kassala Musical Professions Union also participated in the Kings of the Nile Band, led by musician Mustafa Juba, which is one of the bands that has a special interest in heritage and peace issues. (Most of them are displaced)
Attractive celebration
. Dr. Sayed Mohamed Adam Suleiman Tarnin told Sudan Events that the popular dance troupe program was attractive to the masses.
The closing day was attended by a large audience yesterday in the northern suburb of Halanga, and included performances of folk dance and theater, in addition to speeches by specialists in the field of folk arts and leaders of the native administration. Representative of the Governor of Kassala State, the Commander of the 11th Division addressed the audience.

* Messages of peace

The celebration concluded with the need to pay attention and sponsor the Sudanese living arts and heritage campaign, and provide support to those working in the fields of culture, because popular and traditional arts are among the most powerful tools for expressing identity. Sudan is going through a critical stage that needs to use arts and heritage to send messages calling for love and peace and to reject hate speech in order to preserve the cohesion of the nation and confirm the building of the conscience of the Sudanese person.
Participating in the celebration performances were the folk dance and traditional music groups, Umm Hitan, Karango, Hausa, Beja, Kamda, Acholi, Shilluk, Kings of the Nile Band, Roots Chorale Band (female), Atoka Band, and Zande Tabusa Band.

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