Traditional Eid celebrations were held in Souk Waqif at the heart of Doha Bedouin music and dance were performed for the crowds until late into the night. Qatar. 8th November 2011
Traditional Bedouin music and dance were performed for the crowds in celebration of the end of the Islamic Eid Al Fitr (celebration of the sacrifice).
Saudi Dabke Troupe performed the sword dance many times on the specially erected stage right in the heart of Souk Waqif.
Many of the Arabs watching broke into spontaneous dance, with many others singing and clapping along to the music.
The Saudi Dabke Troupe were accompanied by a vocalist, drums, violin and Oud playing.
Saudi folklore singer Saad Gomaa performed on the main stage adjacent to Souk Waqif. This event commenced at 9:00pm and was packed out well before the performance began. He was accompanied by traditional drummers, violin, saxophone and our players, as well as backing singers. Many of the spectators danced, sang and waved Saudi and Syrian national flags, with almost everyone else singing and clapping.
The ISF (Internal Security Forces) provided efficient crowd control to ensure the family event passed off without incident.
Qatar TV covered the event for local and regional television audiences. This type of cultural event is very popular among the Arabs, especially the Gulf Arabs of Qatar and Saudi Arabia.