The culmination of the five-day Eidh Al Adha festival celebrations was the rendition of folk songs by the Al Qalali group at the Bab Al Bahrain souq earlier this evening.
Their songs were built on the sea, with most of them coming from the fishing village of Qalali on the northern frontier of the kingdom of Bahrain.
" Fidjeri," as the music is called, is the past-time of oarsmen and seafarers going in search of pearls earlier and fish now, said officials from the Culture Ministry’s department of tourism.
Over the past five days of Eidh Al Adha, the Ministry of Culture has treated the residents of Bahrain to various art forms, with music being the most interesting.
Concerts have been performed even at the Tree of life, said the Culture Ministry’s Director of Marketing and Promotion Hisham Al Saken.
He told the Bahrain News Agency that the Eidh Al Adha festival celebrations were the build-up to the festival, Music of the World, that will be held from October 9 to 14.
"This music will feature musicians from Switzerland, Vienna, Morocco and Jordan, to name but a few countries whose music will enthral the people of this nation," he added.
The Al Qalali troupe singing changed the ambience of the evening, with shoppers coming in to hear them performing.