21 November 2017
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  •    - Bahrain
  •    - Iran
  •    - Iraq
  •    - Israel
  •    - Jordan
  •    - Kuwait
  •    - Lebanon
  •    - Oman
  •    - Palestine
  •    - Qatar
  •    - Saudi Arabia
  •    - Syria
  •    - Turkey
  •    - United Arab Emirates
  •    - Yemen
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia


  • » 06/14/2012, 00.00

    SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia launches male talent show where it is forbidden to dance, sing and play music



    Contestants will compete in rounds of poems, hymns and sports exhibitions dedicated to Allah and the Koran. The program will start next month in Burayadah, one of the most fundamentalist cities of the Saudi kingdom. It is forbidden to women.

    Riyadh (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Saudi Arabia yields to Western-style talent shows and launches "Buraydah's got Talent". Organized by the Burayadah Internet Forum, the program will start in the coming months and will be located outdoors in downtown Burayadah, one of the most fundamentalist cities of the Saudi kingdom.

    Unlike the popular "Arab's Got Talent" aired in the United Arab Emirates and famed throughout the Middle East, the program made ​​by the Saudi city is forbidden to women, and forbids anyone to sing, dance or play a musical instrument. It has instead a very specific purpose: to encourage young people in the best way to honor the Prophet Mohammed and Allah, through poems, hymns and sports performances. Contestants will be judged by experts on Islam, poets, producers and TV presenters.

    The transmission takes its cue from "Arab's Got Talent", but according to its organizers, it is a response of the kingdom, the guardian of Muslim morality, to the Emirates popular show that has aroused some controversy in the Islamic world. In 2011, the singer Shamma Hamdan, one of the most talented competitors, presented an act in men's clothing and without the veil, provoking condemnation of all the Saudi religious authorities, who prohibited the transmission in the country.

     

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    09/07/2016 11:43:00 BANGLADESH
    Isis video-threat: One of the jihadists is a famous talent show singer

    The man is called Tahamid Rahman Shafi and is the son of a former Commissioner of the Electoral College. He studied at prestigious schools and had gained fame thanks to his "melodies that won hearts". Parents and friends cannot understand his decision to join the Caliphate. "He dreamed of a future as a professional singer."


     



    04/07/2012 SRI LANKA
    Defeat in a talent show and faith in Christ
    Eliminated from the famous Derana Dream Star, Luxmi Deepa Sharma, 21, reacted to the defeat by exploiting her natural talent for singing and music. Every weekend she returns to her native village to play the organ during mass. "My experience is a gift from God."

    16/12/2015 SAUDI ARABIA-ISLAM
    Islamic anti-terrorism coalition, a way for Riyadh to "save face"
    The alliance comprises 35 nations with a Muslim majority population. Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan are excluded. Fears that fight against terrorism might be used to stifle human rights of these countries’ populations. The approval of Al-Azhar, which has long demanded a commitment to correct the literalist interpretations of the Koran. The criticism of Hezbollah.

    30/07/2008 SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
    Islam and Saudi Arabia, champions of dialogue?
    The Saudi king takes more steps to show openness towards Christians, Jews and other religions. The most urgent reason is to rectify Islam’s violent image but also stems from a new attitude towards inter-faith dialogue towards the People of the Book (Jews, Muslims and Christians), but also atheists, Hindus and Buddhists.

    26/10/2017 14:47:00 ISLAM-SAUDI ARABIA
    Mohammed bin Salman wants to consign Wahhabism to the past

    Because of Wahhabism, the country is accused of being the inspiration and funder of global Islamist terrorism. The hereditary prince wants to guide Saudi Arabia into modernity. He has set up a commission to purify the hadith attributed to Mohammed, removing the untrustworthy and the violent ones. The ideal to which bin Salman inspires is that of the United Arab Emirates.





    Editor's choices

    HONG KONG - CHINA - VATICAN
    Mass for a deceased underground priest. Card. Zen asks for God ‘s grace to save the Church in China and the Holy See from the 'precipice'

    Li Yuan

    Fr. Wei Heping, 41, died in mysterious circumstances, his body dumped in a river in Taiyuan (Shanxi). For the police claim he committed suicide. Family members are not allowed to even see the autopsy report. For Card. Zen the Holy See (which "is not necessarily the Pope") seeks a compromise at all costs with the Chinese government, risking "to sell out the faithful Church". Justice and Peace publish a booklet about Fr. Wei, not to forget.


    VATICAN - ITALY
    Pope: No more war, its only fruit is death, 'our self-destruction'



    Marking the Feast of All Souls, Francis celebrated Mass at the American Cemetery in Nettuno. "When so many times in history men think of a war, they are convinced of bringing a new world, they are convinced of making a 'spring'. It ends in a winter, ugly, cruel, with the reign of terror and death."


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSScanale RSS 

    Add to Google









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®