National Archives reviews aspects of cultural history of UAE & Bahrain
The National Archives took part in a virtual session entitled “The United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain: A Story Told by History”, which explored aspects of the Emirati-Bahraini cultural system. Which are considered bridges for civilized communication, confirming the unity of the heritage, the aspirations of the present and the common destiny, and that the two brotherly peoples form a single fabric whose threads are intertwined with the fusion of religion, language, and a common destiny.
In this participation, the National Archives starts from being concerned with the ancient heritage and history of the Emirates, documenting the nation’s memory for generations, and within the framework of its national role to shed light in-depth on the brotherly relations between the UAE and Bahrain.
The National Archives Meeting
The session focused on the strong historical ties that characterize the relations, their orientation towards peace and the desire to contain the other, and the common principles and visions that unite the two brotherly countries, leadership and people.
The session – which was held through interactive techniques, taking into account the precautionary measures at the current stage – was distinguished because it was a cultural debate between Dr. Aisha Bakhair, the research advisor at the National Archives, and the Bahraini musician Mohammed Jamal, and the dialogue began between them on the impact of heritage, music, and history on the relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Dr. Aisha Bakhir referred to the logical integration between the Emirates and Bahrain, explaining Bahrain’s role in paving the way for Emirati singing until this art became its identity The Emirati artist, Moza Saeed, was taken as an example, who received support from the Omani artist Salem Al-Suri, then fought Hassan, who sang the Bahraini voices and returned at the end of his life to the Emirates.
The two speakers agreed with what Ibn Khaldun said about singing that he lives and thrives considering security and stability, which is the first thing that collapses in situations of instability and this is clear in the countries affected by wars and displacement.
The National Archives Meeting Discussions
The discussion revolved around diving, its customs, traditions, and memories, and about the importance of ancient vocabulary in clarifying some stages of the past, and the most prominent arts that the members of society knew in the past in both brotherly countries, and the roots of common customs and traditions. In Bahrain, and “Al-Gergiaan” in Kuwait, and “Al-Farkashouh” in Oman, they emphasized the importance of documenting heritage singing because it represents historical documents that should be preserved and not be forfeited.
The two participants in the session received several questions and inquiries that came to the core of the topic, such as the importance of memorizing ancient vocabulary by young people in our time, the roots of the art of the family, and others.
Everyone concluded the session by extending the warmest congratulations and best congratulations to the leadership and people of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain on the occasion of the National Day of the two brotherly countries.