Saad Abdul Rad (Al Ain)
As part of the Al Ain Book Festival 2022 activities, Al Muwaji Castle hosted the second night of the “Sung Speech” program, which celebrates the symbols of Nabatean poetry and their legacy of immortal sung verses.
The night was attended by director Yasser Al Neyadi, Saud Mohammed Al Darmaki, researcher Fahd Al Maamar, singer Khaled Mohammed and journalist Aida Bin Massoud, who moderated the opening session of the night, which featured music from the armed forces. . Forces that received the guests to the rhythm of military drums and played the national anthem of the United Arab Emirates and a group of national songs.
Fahd Al-Maamar, a scholar of Emirati heritage and poetry, began the evening with a biography of the late Emirati poet Muhammad Sultan Al-Dharmak, also known as Al-Qawaf the Knight, who was born in 1940 in the city of Al. -Ain reviewed his creative experience, which marked the rebirth and flourishing of Nabataean poetry and its wide publication in the emirates in the 1980s. , who discovered in the nature of human life in his city, Al Ain, who helped to enrich his words, created a powerful. Presence in the Emirates and Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
Al-Maamari noted that poetry received local radio and television attention in the country during that period, through national celebrations that helped restore a strong poetic movement, helping to turn al-Dharmak’s poems into songs. Poems and was one of the most important supporters of young artists and musicians who admired his poems and achieved great success performing them with his voice. Among the singers who sang the verses of Al Darmaki are: Mehd Hamad, Ali Bin Rugha, Marwan Al Khatib, Abdel Moneim Al Amer, Shihab Hamad, Laila Ali, Obaid Al Shams and others.
Among the late singer-songwriter’s most important lyrics is “My family, I used to sing with Salaif. Lee makes me happy”, sung by Emirati star Mehd Hamad. Ross Al-Sharif and that was it. Sung by the artist, Ali bin Ruga, to set this match’s record for distributing two verses at the level of the Emirates and Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
The poem by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, God bless him, arrived alongside the late poet Mohammed Al Darmak and The Girl of the Arabs. For Command”, sung by artist Mehd Hamad.
In the evening, Emirati singer Khaled Mohammed sang a collection of poems by poet Mohammed Sultan Al Darmak.
Saud Mohammed Al Darmaki, son of the late poet, spoke about his father’s poetic career and the conversations that took place between him and the country’s poets and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, God rest his soul. and added that his father was with the late Sheikh Zayed and accompanied him on a hunting trip. He also described him as a great and capable poet of al-Ayn, erudite and discreet in his speech, and possessed of vision and intelligence. presence and ability to recite poetry at record speed.
Source: Al Ittihad
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