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Jan 23 2021

Archaeological treasures from Jabal al-Arab adorn Damascus National Museum

Sweida , SANA – The antiquities of Jabal al-Arab which represent one of the pillars of unique Syrian civilizations, occupied an important place at Damascus National Museum where a separate hall was dedicated for this purpose called :Jabal al-Arab hall.” “Successive archaeological discoveries in south Syria along with unique antiquities found in different Syrian cities represent live evidence that our country is the cradle of civilization,” researcher of antiquities in Sweida, Khalid Kewan told SANA. Kewan added that among the most important art works which adorn the National Museum of Damascus are some mosaic paintings of Shahba city , paintings …

Jan 19 2021

Shamal … Ancient Syrian Aramaic kingdom whose monuments tell its greatness and achievements

Damascus, SANA-The Aramean kingdoms in Syria has given this land a unique identity that printed all the civilizations which followed it because of its richness and comprehensiveness. Perhaps one of the most important kingdoms was the Kingdom of Shamal ( North ), which emerged in the far northwest of Syria. Researcher Abbas Faraj dedicates his book titled “ Shamal.. ancient Syrian Aramaic Kingdom 1000-722 BC” and issued by the Syrian General Authority for Book narrate about this kingdom and to introduce it in addition ot its cultural achievements, especially as it is almost unknown to the public of readers. Faraj …

Jan 12 2021

Twenty For artists present a variety of works inspired by the heritage of Damascus at the cultural Center of Mezzah

Damascus, SANA- “Damascus in the memory” was the title of an exhibition organized by the Arab Cultural Center in Mezzah for 24 plastic artists with the aim of reviving the heritage and strengthening the Syrian identity within the efforts of the Ministry of Culture to pay attention to the tangible and intangible heritage. Plastic artist Ahmed Shamma explained that he chose a painting about one of the old neighborhoods of Damascus and the western door in the Umayyad Mosque and the coffee of al-Nawfara, as this place constitutes a true documentary material of the Damascene reality as if it were …

Jan 12 2021

A touch of hope … an educational and entertainment project for the children of the Orthodox orphanage in Homs

Homs, SANA-Activities of the “Touch of Hope” project, organized by the Literary Association Supervising the Orthodox orphanage in Homs, kicked off on Tuesday with a support by the Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development in the Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East for the Greek Orthodox. The project, which was held in cooperation with the High Commission for Refugees, targets 52 orphan children who receive care and attention at the orphanage and aims to enhance their skills and develop their talents in drawing, music, computer and languages over a period of three months. Father Malatius Shatti, Director General of …

Jan 10 2021

Syrian cartoonist Yousef wins First Prize of International Oscar Festival, Croatia

Damascus, SANA – Syrian cartoonist  Murhaf Yousef won the first prize in the 12nd International Oscar Festival in Croatia. Yousef cartoon portrays the worse distribution of resources among the peoples. More than 220 cartoonists from 49 countries took part in the Festival. Hybah /Hala Zain FORUM

Jan 10 2021

Cartoonist Khalil wins special prize in international contest Fax for Peace, Italy

Damascus, SANA- Syrian Cartoonist Raed Khalil won Honorable Prize in 24st edition of the international contest Fax for Peace in Italy which have witnessed a wide participation of cartoonists around the world. Khalil’s cartoon portrayed the situation of children in light of the international crises, and highlighted the role of the international organizations in wars, which are frequently failed in providing aid to children. Raed Khalil is a Syrian cartoonist who works at al-Baath newspaper and the Syrian TV, he has participated in many international exhibitions and won a number of international awards, and he is the supervisor of the Syrian …

Dec 26 2020

Bronze statue of Golan’s Princess is testament to Syrian civilization and openness

Damascus, SANA- Statue of Banyas’s Princess is one of the rich and rare antiquities that are embraced by the Classic Syrian Archeology Department in Damascus National Museum, this statue dates back to the Roman era with its features that show Syria’s civilization, deep root and openness. Archeologists called the bust, which is a bronze piece, as “Golan’s Princess”, and according to the researcher Dr. Ali al-Qayyem, it represents Syria’s greatness and beauty, and it is one of the most beautiful bronze Syrian sculptures at all. It was found during the last excavation process carried out by the Syrian archeological expeditions …

Nov 17 2020

Photos of Novosti reporter document Syrian Army battles against terrorism

Damascus, SANA- A group of photos taken by Russian reporter Mikhail Alaedding, the head of the Russian Novosti News Agency office in Damascus, documented the victories of the Syrian Arab Army. The reporter, in the exhibition organized by the Russian Cultural Center in Damascus, displayed a group of photos he took for people’s life while covering the war on terrorism in Syria. The exhibition includes photographs cover various themes such as the victories of the Syrian Arab Army against terrorist organizations, the destruction and devastation caused by terrorism to some ancient monuments, mosques and churches and other different aspects from …

Jun 12 2020

“Sanabel”…dance performance by Syrian Shahrazad troupe in Sweida

Related Articles Sweida, SANA- “Sanabel” dance performance was performed by Syrian Shahrazad troupe on the stage of Arab Cultural Center of Sweida announcing the return of the public shows after two months of suspension due to the precautionary measures to tackle the novel of Coronavirus. The 40-minute dancing show was led by the artist Mazen al-Hakeem, with the participation of 35 dancers. Hakeem said that the idea of the show is derived from the reality and named with Sanabel because this plant is a title of hope, good, giving and life continuation which reflects the Syrian geography in all its …

Jun 10 2020

Emar..ancient Syrian kingdom from the third millennium BC

Damascus, SANA- On the right bank of the Euphrates River, 85 km west of Raqqa city, ruins of columns, walls, the remains of houses were scattered and Qi halls about an ancient civilization was established in this place, it was called the kingdom of Emar. Before the archaeologists discovered this Kingdom, they have known it through Ebla, Mary and Ugarit texts and they stopped at the extremely influential role it played in political and economic relationships between Syria, Mesopotamia and Anatolia states, specifying its virtual location on a site currently known as Maskana. The kingdom was discovered in 1972 by …

Jun 9 2020

Gabala Dance Band contributes to enriching cultural life in Syria

Damascus, SANA_ Gabala Dance Band, established in 2014, has been one of the Syrian dance groups that has contribute to enriching the cultural life in Syria. The band has worked during the war in Syria. It obtained the themes of its performances from the steadfastness of the Syrian people during the ongoing war and from their deep-rooted history. Gabala is an ancient name for the city of Jableh that goes back to the Hellenistic age, said Founder of the band Afaf Abdallah. Abdallah left Damascus to Jableh in Lattakia in 2013 because of the terrorist war and joined the cultural …

Jun 8 2020

A Craftsman uses a wooden loom dates back to more than 100 years, unique in making silky Hatta

Homs, SANA –, Sami Nadaf sits alone behind his old loom and works with it which dates back to more than 100 years in a heritage painting, which takes us to period when the Syrian textile industry was flourished and its fame reached the world fashion role. Nadaf is 65 years old, inherited from his grandfathers the craft of textile industry, he        was unique in making silky al-Hattah which is one of the popular clothes related to the head, spreading in that period and now it becomes one of the popular heritage. Nadaf told SANA that every rural Syrian has …

Jun 7 2020

Messages of love and peace from Damascus to the world and to al-Quds

Damascus, SANA_ From Damascus, the capital for peace, a musical evening was organized by the Al-Hujra choir in Khan Assad Basha, in old Damascus city. The objective of this activity was to send a message of love and peace through music to al-Quds “the flower of the cities.” The orchestra, conducted by maestro Misak Bagboderian, presented a collection of eastern and western melodies with an impressive artistic performance of high professional quality. The event was broadcast live on the official website of the Ministry of Culture and its YouTube channel, and included a film that shows Syrian doctors who died …

Jun 6 2020

Musical concert to salute medical cadres’ efforts in facing COVID-19 

Damascus, SANA_ The Syrian Women’s Oriental Takht Musical Ensemble performed a musical concert at lobby of al-Assad University Hospital to salute and thank the medical cadres’ efforts in facing the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). ‘The event conveys a message of love, humanity and gratitude to all medical staffs who showed courage during these difficult times and exerted great efforts in confronting this pandemic.” Director of the Ensemble Dima Mawazini told SANA. The Syrian Women’s Oriental Takht Musical Ensemble was formed in 2003, and consists of graduates of the Higher Institute for Music in Damascus. The word “Takht” is the name given …

Jun 5 2020

The Azem Palace, unique masterpiece returns to spotlight in “culture in your home”

Damascus, SANA_ The Azm Archaeological Palace, which is one of the most important historical structures in the old quarter of Damascus, is yet to restore its role in cultural life, notably affected by the Coronavirus measures. The Palace will host a concert by Orpheus Orchestra next Monday, within the activities of “Culture in Your Home”. Occupying an area of more than 5500 square meters, the Azm Palace is a unique example of Islamic architecture and that made it center of many activities and events. “This building, located between the Umayyad Mosque in the north and Medhat Pasha market (Straight Street) …

Jun 5 2020

“Culture in your home” festival opened with patriotic songs by National Orchestra

Damascus, SANA_ Taking into account the preventive measures adopted by the Ministry of Culture to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus, activities of the festival “Culture in your home” kicked off on Thursday evening. The first festival event was staged by the National Arab Music Orchestra, conducted by maestro Adnan Fathallah at the Damascus Opera House. The musical evening was held without an audience and was broadcast live on the official website of the Ministry of Culture, its YouTube channel and on the pages of the directorates of culture. The evening included musical performances and film screenings which conveyed …

Jun 3 2020

Syria wins a bronze prize at Annual World Children’s Picture Contest

Damascus, SANA- Majd al-Zaqout , a 15-year- old boy won the bronze prize for “Golden Harvest” picture about the Syrian heritage during wheat harvest at the 27th Annual World Children’s Picture Contest, which was organized by IE-NO-HIKARI Association , in cooperation with the Japanese national agricultural cooperative organization . 300 children from over different countries of the world, among them 27 Syrians, participated in the competition. Speaking to SANA reporter, al-Zaqout said that the picture showed the beauty of Syrian intangible heritage during the season of wheat harvest as the gold colors in the picture expressing joy and goodness and …

Jun 1 2020

Khan Asa’ad Basha, one of the greatest archeological edifices in the Orient

Damascus, SANA-Khan Asa’ad Basha in old Damascus is considered as one of the greatest and most marvelous edifices in the Orient whether in respect to its area or in regards to its Islamic structure feature. The khan, that was chosen by Ministry of Culture to host the activity of “Culture in your House” and is located to the south of the Omayyad mosque, dates back to nearly 270 years. It was established in 1753 on the debris of Omayyad shops and palaces. Governor of Damascus, Asa’ad Basha al-Azem, order the building of the Khan at that time on an area …

May 30 2020

National Museum to host online National Symphony concert

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The National Museum in Damascus is set to host one of the activities of the “Culture in Your Home” event with an online performance by the National Symphony. The National Museum, located in al-Baramkeh area in Damascus, had its first part built in 1936 which was dedicated to artifacts from Syria dating back to the Greco-Roman and Islamic eras, with more annexes being built gradually. The Museum had remained closed for seven years due to the terrorist war on Syria, and it was reopened for visitors in 2018. The Museum consists of five main sections, …

May 28 2020

Czech traveler: Syria cradle of beauty, security and prosperity  

Prague, SANA- Czech traveler Ladislav Kalous affirmed that Syria will remain the cradle of beauty, security and prosperity despite of all of the systematic destruction and sabotage it went through at the hands of terrorist organizations. In a report on Syria published by a Czech website, Kalous said “Damascus represents the true orient, and this is why it is rightfully called the capital of the orient” He highly appreciated the beauty of Damascus monuments, edifices, markets, mosques and churches, and the smell of jasmine which emanates from them. Kalous also talked about the beauty of Palmyra archeological monuments, considering that …

May 26 2020

Al-Assad National Library… One of most important cultural edifices in region

Damascus, SANA_ Al-Assad National Library, despite its novelty, is one of the largest and most important libraries in Syrian and the Arab region. It was established in Damascus in 1984 to gather all books and daily issues in addition to all kinds of literature connected with our ancestral cultural legacy, then to sort out these materials to serve researchers and scholars and benefit them. The library, which is located in the center of the capital, Damascus, and overlooks the Umayyad Square, covers an area of 22000 m sq and it is surrounded by a landscape ground (gardens) which extends on …

May 26 2020

Two short feature films within the framework of the “Cinema in your House”

Damascus, SANA_ In the framework of the initiative of “The Cinema in your House” launched by The General Establishment for Cinema, the two short feature films “Noise of memory” and “Ten minutes after birth” will be screened this week. The two films will be available to the public for a week through the “Vimeo” platform. This step comes in line with the precautionary measures to address the Coronavirus and in an effort to spread cinematic culture and to continuously communicate with lovers of seventh art, especially those who expect the new from Syrian cinema. The General Establishment for Cinema had …

May 24 2020

“The Guard of al-Quds” series…a model of resistance drama

Damascus, SANA_ “The Guard of al-Quds” (Jerusalem) series stands up to the artistic works that promote normalization with the Israeli occupation entity. The series presents the biography of archbishop Hilarion Cappucci and highlights his resisting national and spiritual values that helped and supported the oppressed people in the face of injustice. “The Guard of al-Quds” managed to achieve a high rate of viewing while presenting valuable content with an interesting artistic template and professional standards, including the text that narrates the life of Archbishop Cappucci. Several national messages related to the love and glorification of Syria, the Palestine cause and just …

May 24 2020

Roofed market, with its seven gates, narrates part of ancient history of Lattakia

Lattakia, SANA_ The roofed market, with its stone walls and archaeological arches, narrates part of the ancient heritage of Lattakia city. The ceilings and domes covering its narrow alleys paved with ancient stones, provide an elegant scene that spices up the fragrance of the past despite the change that has occurred in most of its features. The old market extends over a wide area about one km from the city center. It intersects its markets and main streets, where it is surrounded by Ugarit Square in the south, Souq Al-Sagha and Al-Annaba Street in the north and Al-Quwatli Street in …

May 23 2020

Syria wins three places in “Free Jerusalem” international poetry competition

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Syrian poets won three places among the first five in the “Free Jerusalem” international competition for eloquent poetry which was held on the occasion of World al-Quds Day and in support of the Palestinian cause and the struggle of the Palestinian people to achieve their freedom and regain their land. The competition was organized by the Resistance Foundation for Culture and Art in Iran through the Forum of Literary Resistance Approach in the Cyberspace. Syria came first in the competition through poet Hassan al-Mar’ai in addition to wining the fourth and fifth places by poets Fares …

May 23 2020

Czech magazine: Musical notes discovered in Ugarit bear great historical meanings

Prague, SANA- The Czech magazine “Muzikos” which is specialized in music shed light on the authentic historical musical heritage in Syria, stressing that the musical notes that were discovered in Ugarit since the fifties of the last century “bear great historical meanings in the artistic field.” The magazine indicated that the importance of the discovered notes lies in the fact that they refute what has been stated by some historians and specialists in music about the lack of musical harmony in the ancient centuries. It added that these musical notes represent the oldest musical recordings in the world as they …

May 21 2020

Cultural activities on social media as alternative solution to face Coronavirus

Damascus, SANA- The cultural institutions have resorted to the social media as alternative solutions to launch their cultural activities due to the health quarantine measures resulted confronting the spread of the coronavirus, but many people saw that heading for the virtual world can be adopted even after the end of the virus. Director of Syrian General Authority for Book Thaer Zein-eddin told SANA that the authority published many of its books electronically before the spread of the Coronavirus, pointing out that the current circumstances moved the authority to intensify its work in this regard as it started to publish a new electronic …

May 20 2020

Misleading media campaigns persistent against Syria… targeting Syrian drama after failure of chemical play

Damascus, SANA- Misleading media campaigns practiced by the Western media since the beginning of terrorist war on Syria is persistent in politics and economy, and now the Syrian drama which is targeted by a systematized misleading campaign. A further attempt today by the Western media and those behind it is to target the Syrian drama, particularly, the drama series of “An Interview with Mr. Adam”, whose episodes attracted a high percentage of viewers in Syria and abroad. In a lengthy article for an author from Istanbul, the Guardian newspaper claimed that in one scene of the series regarding a crime …

May 19 2020

“Memory of a Homeland” initiative sheds light on prominent Syrian intellectuals

Damascus, SANA_ Damascus Culture Directorate recently launched the “Memory of a Homeland” initiative aimed at screening documentaries about prominent Syrian intellectuals, poets, artists, novelists, researchers and fine artists via social media to highlight their intellectual creativity and works through the social media. “The global coronavirus pandemic, which has killed many people, has necessitated that the peoples of the world take certain measures to prevent more infections with the virus,” Director of Damascus Culture Directorate Wasim al-Mbayyed told SANA, adding “This situation urged the cultural institutions in Syria to continue their enlightenment role through social media despite these measures that prevent …

May 18 2020

Damascus Opera House…cultural edifice embraces creativity in all circumstances

Damascus, SANA_ In central Damascus, the Syrian capital, a Syrian cultural and artistic monument is located to form, together with Al-Assad National Library, the Higher Institute of Music and Performing Arts, and the Ballet School, the cultural heart of the oldest inhabited capital in the world. During the terrorist war on Syria, the cultural, musical, theatrical and other cultural activities did not stop, despite the fall of the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of the innocent people of the opera workers and visitors, in a real defiance of the death. Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arst, (Damascus Opera House) …

May 16 2020

New book by Czech writer on Queen Zenobia of Palmyra

Prague, SANA_ The Czech writer Jiri Tomek recently published a new book about the life of Queen Zenobia of Palmyra. The 385-page book, titled “Zenobia, the Queen of the Syrian Desert”, gives details about Queen Zenobia who ruled Palmyra between 267-272 AD. The author stressed that Zenobia was characterized by wisdom and knowledge, in addition to beauty, courage and great ambition. Tomek said that for the peoples of the region, Zenobia has turned into a symbol of love for the homeland, yearning for freedom and struggling against colonialism. He pointed out that he tackled the queen’s life story in the …

May 15 2020

Syrian dramatist, ex-culture Minister, Riad Esmat, passes away

Related Articles Damascus, SANA-Syrian dramatist and critic, Riad Esmat, aged 73, has passed away in the American city of Chicago. Culture Ministry announced the death of late Esmat of coronavirus infection in the US city of Chicago. Esmat was born in Damascus in 1947. He got English Literature from Damascus University in 1968. Ex-Minister of culture. Mazen Eyon FORUM

May 14 2020

Hundreds of archeological pieces stolen by terrorists handed over to Daraa Antiquities Department

Daraa, SANA- Hundreds of archeological pieces have been handed over to Daraa Antiquities Department as they had been stolen by the terrorists from the archeological sites in the province with the aim of smuggling them abroad. Head of the Department Mohammad Khair al-Nasrallah said in a statement to SANA on Wednesday that an operation of smuggling archeological pieces has been foiled by the competent authorities. He indicated that the recovered pieces included pottery vessels of various sizes and 174 different glass vessels dating back to the ancient bronze, Roman and Byzantine ages. Al-Nasrallah added that the department has documented the …

May 9 2020

“Masters of Victory” poster honoring Martyrs and their sacrifices

Sweida, SANA_ Commemorating the Martyrs’ Day, which falls on May 6th every year, plastic artist Faten al-Maghrebi has designed a poster in honor of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the dignity of the homeland. The poster entitled “Masters of Victory” contains a model for the martyrs’ monument consisting of a visible part showcasing a dome which symbolizes the sky with all its meanings of highness and elevation and the helmet of the fighter. The invisible part of the model includes two layers of arches which the artist derived from the Arab Islamic arches and pictures …

May 9 2020

Gardenia Choir female singers release a song about Coronavirus from their homes

Damascus, SANA-  Female singers from Gardenia Choir have released a new song on the social media which addresses the conditions of the quarantine due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The video clip of the song, whose music was much influenced by the famous hymn of “Ring the Bells “, shows each singer of Gardenia Choir singing the newly-released song while being at home. “The idea of the song came from the fact that all of us are staying at homes because of the quarantine which was imposed to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus,” singer Ghada Harb, …

May 8 2020

Damascus Opera celebrates the 16th anniversary of its creation

Damascus, SANA_ With a musical performance, the Orchestra of the Musical Institute “Sulhi Al-Wadi” commemorated, through the digital channels and platforms, the 16th anniversary of the inauguration of the al-Assad House for Culture and the Arts (Damascus Opera). On May 7, 2004 the opening premiere was on the stage of the Opera where most of the current players in the Syrian teams were children or adolescents. Broadcasting a classical piece, led by Maestro Andre Maalouli, through the digital channels and platforms, aims at conveying a message that educational work, despite all the circumstances, continues to graduate a musical generation that …

May 2 2020

Cinema and TV Industry Committee denounce MBC screening of drama series that call for normalization with Zionist entity

Related Articles Damascus, SANA-Cinema and TV Industry Committee denounced the MBC group’s screening of drama series that call for normalization with the Zionist entity and broadcast hatred against the Palestinian people. The committee said in a statement that producers in Syria denounce the normalization with the Zionist entity through broadcasting such series which carry a low message to deal with the enemy and distort facts. It called on all Arab producers to condemn the phenomenon of normalization with the Zionist entity through Arab satellites. Mazen Eyon     FORUM

May 1 2020

The Syrian Symphony returns to audience through virtual world channels

Damascus, SANA_ The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra returned to audience through the virtual world channels by performing a Latin piece of music that was published on the official page of  Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts. Members of the “Syrian Symphony”, whose musical evenings were suspended in compliance with the procedures to confront the coronavirus, presented a musical evening led by Maestro Misak Bagbudrian, . In a statement to SANA, Bagbudrian affirmed that the musicians could not stay away from the audience and as a result of the current circumstances they decided to take part in a new experiment that …

May 1 2020

Creativity and originality in works of the Syrian sculptor Issa Salameh

Damascus, SANA _ The huge sculptural blocks of rocks and tree trunks, which distinguish the sculptures of the artist Isa Salameh, tempt him to work on topics that suit their style, such as the memorials of the martyrs and the great figures in the squares to make his art viewable by all people. In an interview with SANA, Sculptor Salameh said that he loved sculpturing from a young age and practiced his hobby with simple tools and without a teacher. He added that our ancient Syrian ancestors carved the statues and dated their lives through their works that are still …

Apr 25 2020

Syrian sculpture able to continue and develop despite all difficult circumstances

Lattakia, SANA_ Sculptor Yasser Sbeeh , coexists with various materials in great harmony to produce vibrant sculpture works , using expressive methods including realism and abstraction. As an art, sculpture has the ability to evolve and change and over the centuries has moved from classic to abstract. In recent years Syrian sculpture has become a much more prominent art form, thanks to a number of works by sculptors, who have moved beyond using stone, wood, marble and bronze. The sculptor Sbeeh told SANA that his relationship with sculpture art is very important as it is based on passion, theoretical and …

Apr 19 2020

“Creators for peace, love and beauty” …art exhibition via the Internet

Tartous, SANA_ Under the title “Creators for peace, love and beauty”, Tartous branch of plastic Artists’ Union recently launched preparations for holding an art exhibition via the Internet with the participation of a hundred artists from Syria and the Arab countries. Head of Tartous branch of plastic Artists’ Union Suleiman Ahmed underlined that the initiative comes in the light of the current circumstances that required adopting precautionary measures to tackle the Coronavirus and stop artistic activities. “The key role of plastic artists in society is the main reason of holding this exhibition which provides an opportunity for artists to communicate …

Apr 14 2020

During quarantine period, Damascus Opera House broadcasts concerts online

Damascus, SANA_ During the quarantine period in Syria, The Damascus Opera House will broadcast on its website the concerts it hosted during the last period. This step is part of the preventive measures taken to deal with the novel Coronavirus. The initiative strengthens the concept of culture at a distance that is imposed by the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. Director General of the Opera Maestro Andre Malouli, told SANA that the cultural institution adopted this measure based on the conviction of the importance of music in spreading positive energy, especially in these circumstances. He clarified that this step offers …

Apr 13 2020

Plastic artist: Art is global message, transmits creative human thought in visual way

Damascus, SANA_ Plastic artist Dr. Ghatfan Habib considers art as a global message that exceeds the limits of language, transmits creative human thought in a visual way that reaches the mind of the recipient wherever he/she is. It deals with human issues and touches his pain and hopes with calligraphy and color. ” Plastic art is a way to exit from the difficult reality into a more spacious and comprehensive space that the artist can formulate in a brighter way”. he said. As for his artistic work, “The Syrian New Year”, which coincides with the first of April, Ghatfan explained …

Apr 10 2020

Quarantine music group invites people to fight Covid-19 by playing, singing

Damascus, SANA_ Medical studies and researches emphasize the importance of strengthening the psychological aspect of confronting the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and enhancing human immunity by practicing various activities to get away from negative atmospheres and fill leisure time with useful things. Among the activities launched by Syrian institutions and individuals inside and outside Syria, “Syrian Quarantine Music” group was launched through the social media sites. One of the group founders, the expatriate, Ahmed Ghanem, told SANA that the beginning of the project came as an idea launched by young people who are found of music and play music during journeys and …

Apr 2 2020

Within a new cultural initiative, 2nd Songbook Encyclopedia opened electronically to readers

Related Articles Damascus, SANA-Similar to the various cultural initiatives which have been launched in Syria in response the current exceptional circumstances which the countries of the world are passing through after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (covid-19), the volumes of the 2nd Songbook Encyclopedia were opened electronically to readers and those interested in the music. The encyclopedia, founded by researcher and musician Dr. Saadallah Agha al-Qalaa, comes within the project of establishing a new Arab musical renaissance based on the development of a new analytical reading of the works of senior Arab musicians , with the aim of revealing …

Mar 29 2020

Syria harvests EURODRAM award of the European network for drama 2020

Damascus, SANA_ The text “The Fear” taken from the play “colors Correct” by the writer Samer Mohamed Ismail harvested the EURODRAM award of the European Drama Network 2020 to be translated into French and all the languages ​​accredited in the EURODRAM Network (World Theater Corporation). The text by the writer Ismail submitted to the World Theater Corporation was chosen along with two other texts in Arabic, and the evaluation was carried out by 290 members who formed 29 language juries to read 841 texts that were submitted to the contest last year. The Arabic texts chosen alongside “The Fear” are …

Mar 26 2020

Cinema at Home initiative encourages citizens to stay at home to face Coronavirus pandemic

Damascus, SANA- The General Establishment for Cinema launched “The Cinema at Home” initiative in framework of its response to the preventive measure from Coronavirus and to encourage the citizens to stay at home and watch a number of its modern movies at home for free. The initiative, which was launched by Vimeo platform, will screen two films which are “(The Sky’s road” by director Joud Said and “Amina” by director Ayman Zidan. The Establishment said, in a statement, that its step came in line with the precautionary measure to face the Coronavirus. Director General of the General Establishment for Cinema …

Mar 24 2020

Khalifa, experiment in stone sculpture simulates heroism of army, greatness of women

Damascus, SANA_ Art of sculptor to Zuhair Khalifa, is the art that immortalized the civilizational values which played a pivotal role in creating civilization and strengthening our motivation to continue in life and the ability to create new and lasting innovation. In brief, sculpture is the art of eternity. Khalifa at the beginning went towards realism, so he monitored the rural environment on the Syrian coast and its heritage and its relationship with nature and the lives of peasants and ancient tools that they used within their lives. He clarified that the heritage of the region is an extension of …

Mar 21 2020

Famous Czech artist: Syria is wonderful country with outstanding history

Related Articles Prague, SANA- The famous director and artist Ondřej Havelka highlighted in his report the Syrian civilization and nobility, describing it as extremely attractive. In his photo report posted on trekking website, which is specialized in the tourism, including 23 colored big size photos taken in Syria, Havelka referred to the Syrian cultural prosperity, particularly, regarding the unique architecture in addition to the warmth and hospitality of its people. In his report, Havelka talked, in details, about the history and the beauty of monuments of Damascus, Palmyra, Ma’aloula, Aleppo, Hama fountains and Krak des Chevaliers, underscoring that the architects …

Mar 11 2020

“Syrian Woman…Victory Icon” Festival starts activities

Hama, SANA – A festival under the title “Syrian Woman…Victory Icon” started activities on Tuesday evening at Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts in Hama city. The festival was held by Raqqa Culture Department in cooperation with Hama Culture Department in celebration of International Women’s Day and it has witnessed a large turnout by writers and intellectuals. Participants in the festival affirmed that the Syrian women through history and up till now have represented an example to follow in sacrifice and giving. During the festival, a film about the struggle of Syrian women was screened, in addition to honoring a …